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27 Jan 2022
Topic:  American Mercury American literary magazine founded in 1924 by H. L. Mencken. which he edited during its first ten years, last published in 1981
Upd   Articles H. L. Mencken, America's Wittiest Defender of Liberty
Biographical essay, highlighting Mencken's tenure at the Baltimore Sun, the books he authored, the founding and his work at the American Mercury monthly and his brief relationship with Sara Haardt
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles H. L. Mencken, America's Wittiest Defender of Liberty
Biographical essay, highlighting Mencken's tenure at the Baltimore Sun, the books he authored, the founding and his work at the American Mercury monthly and his brief relationship with Sara Haardt
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles H. L. Mencken, America's Wittiest Defender of Liberty
Biographical essay, highlighting Mencken's tenure at the Baltimore Sun, the books he authored, the founding and his work at the American Mercury monthly and his brief relationship with Sara Haardt
 
Topic:  Hazlitt, Henry Journalist, author of Economics in One Lesson
Upd   Articles H. L. Mencken, America's Wittiest Defender of Liberty
Biographical essay, highlighting Mencken's tenure at the Baltimore Sun, the books he authored, the founding and his work at the American Mercury monthly and his brief relationship with Sara Haardt
 
Topic:  Humor Comedy, wit, satire, sarcasm, irony, jokes, etc.
Upd   Articles H. L. Mencken, America's Wittiest Defender of Liberty
Biographical essay, highlighting Mencken's tenure at the Baltimore Sun, the books he authored, the founding and his work at the American Mercury monthly and his brief relationship with Sara Haardt
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles How To Sell Liberty
Discusses eight principles of effective salesmanship and how to apply them to market liberty
 
Topic:  Liberty The right and ability to act and express oneself in a freely chosen manner
Upd   Articles How To Sell Liberty
Discusses eight principles of effective salesmanship and how to apply them to market liberty
Upd     H. L. Mencken, America's Wittiest Defender of Liberty
Biographical essay, highlighting Mencken's tenure at the Baltimore Sun, the books he authored, the founding and his work at the American Mercury monthly and his brief relationship with Sara Haardt
 
Topic:  Mencken, H. L. Journalist, author of The American Language
Upd   Articles H. L. Mencken, America's Wittiest Defender of Liberty
Biographical essay, highlighting Mencken's tenure at the Baltimore Sun, the books he authored, the founding and his work at the American Mercury monthly and his brief relationship with Sara Haardt
 
Topic:  Nock, Albert Jay Author of Our Enemy, The State, founder of The Freeman (1920-24)
Upd   Articles H. L. Mencken, America's Wittiest Defender of Liberty
Biographical essay, highlighting Mencken's tenure at the Baltimore Sun, the books he authored, the founding and his work at the American Mercury monthly and his brief relationship with Sara Haardt
 
Topic:  Powell, Jim Historian, author of The Triumph of Liberty
Upd   Writings H. L. Mencken, America's Wittiest Defender of Liberty
Biographical essay, highlighting Mencken's tenure at the Baltimore Sun, the books he authored, the founding and his work at the American Mercury monthly and his brief relationship with Sara Haardt
 
Topic:  Rand, Ayn Objectivist philosopher, novelist
Upd   Articles H. L. Mencken, America's Wittiest Defender of Liberty
Biographical essay, highlighting Mencken's tenure at the Baltimore Sun, the books he authored, the founding and his work at the American Mercury monthly and his brief relationship with Sara Haardt
 
Topic:  Roosevelt, Franklin D. Thirty-second President of the United States
Upd   Articles H. L. Mencken, America's Wittiest Defender of Liberty
Biographical essay, highlighting Mencken's tenure at the Baltimore Sun, the books he authored, the founding and his work at the American Mercury monthly and his brief relationship with Sara Haardt
 
Topic:  Wilson, Woodrow Twenty-eighth President of the United States
Upd   Articles H. L. Mencken, America's Wittiest Defender of Liberty
Biographical essay, highlighting Mencken's tenure at the Baltimore Sun, the books he authored, the founding and his work at the American Mercury monthly and his brief relationship with Sara Haardt
 
Topic:  Wollstein, Jarret Author, co-founder of Society for Individual Liberty
Upd   Writings How To Sell Liberty
Discusses eight principles of effective salesmanship and how to apply them to market liberty
 
26 Jan 2022
Topic:  Constitution, United States The supreme law of the United States of America
Upd   Articles Garet Garrett Revived
Discusses Garrett's political writings and announces a new collection of his Saturday Evening Post articles about the New Deal, edited by Ramsey
 
Topic:  Dalberg-Acton, John British historian, known as Lord Acton
Upd   Writings The History of Freedom in Antiquity
Surveys the ancient history of liberty, both from the side of rulers (despots, Solon, Pericles, Roman Republic and Empire) and philosophers (Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics), and the later influence of Christianity
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles The History of Freedom in Antiquity
Surveys the ancient history of liberty, both from the side of rulers (despots, Solon, Pericles, Roman Republic and Empire) and philosophers (Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics), and the later influence of Christianity
 
Topic:  Foundation for Economic Education One of the oldest free-market organizations in the U.S., founded in 1946 to study and advance the freedom philosophy
Upd   Articles Harper, Floyd Arthur "Baldy" (1905-1973)
Encyclopedic biographical essay of F. A. "Baldy" Harper
 
Topic:  Garrett, Garet Financial writer for the Saturday Evening Post
Upd   Articles Garet Garrett Revived
Discusses Garrett's political writings and announces a new collection of his Saturday Evening Post articles about the New Deal, edited by Ramsey
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles Garet Garrett Revived
Discusses Garrett's political writings and announces a new collection of his Saturday Evening Post articles about the New Deal, edited by Ramsey
Upd     The History of Freedom in Antiquity
Surveys the ancient history of liberty, both from the side of rulers (despots, Solon, Pericles, Roman Republic and Empire) and philosophers (Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics), and the later influence of Christianity
 
Topic:  Harper, F. A. Economics professor, founder of the Institute for Humane Studies
Upd   Reference Harper, Floyd Arthur "Baldy" (1905-1973)
Encyclopedic biographical essay of F. A. "Baldy" Harper
 
Topic:  Humane Studies, Institute for Assists graduate and undergraduate students interested in individual liberty
Upd   Articles Harper, Floyd Arthur "Baldy" (1905-1973)
Encyclopedic biographical essay of F. A. "Baldy" Harper
 
Topic:  Liberty The right and ability to act and express oneself in a freely chosen manner
Upd   Articles Garet Garrett Revived
Discusses Garrett's political writings and announces a new collection of his Saturday Evening Post articles about the New Deal, edited by Ramsey
Upd     The History of Freedom in Antiquity
Surveys the ancient history of liberty, both from the side of rulers (despots, Solon, Pericles, Roman Republic and Empire) and philosophers (Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics), and the later influence of Christianity
Upd     Harper, Floyd Arthur "Baldy" (1905-1973)
Encyclopedic biographical essay of F. A. "Baldy" Harper
 
Topic:  Mont Pelerin Society Aims to strengthen the principles and practice of a free society
Upd   Articles Harper, Floyd Arthur "Baldy" (1905-1973)
Encyclopedic biographical essay of F. A. "Baldy" Harper
 
Topic:  Smith, Adam Eighteenth century Scottish economist, author of The Wealth of Nations
Upd   Articles The Ambitious, Accommodative Adam Smith
Criticizes Adam Smith mostly based on his purported behavior, as evidenced in some of his personal writings and reports of some of his biographers, with minimal discussion of his economics or philosophical writings
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles The History of Freedom in Antiquity
Surveys the ancient history of liberty, both from the side of rulers (despots, Solon, Pericles, Roman Republic and Empire) and philosophers (Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics), and the later influence of Christianity
 
25 Jan 2022
Topic:  Ama-gi Sumerian cuneiform word for the concept of freedom or liberty
Upd   Articles Freedom vs. Liberty
Delves into the etymology and semantics of the English words "freedom" and "liberty"
 
Topic:  Dalberg-Acton, John British historian, known as Lord Acton
Upd   Reference Acton, Lord (1834-1902)
Biographical essay
 
Topic:  Liberty The right and ability to act and express oneself in a freely chosen manner
Upd   Articles Freedom vs. Liberty
Delves into the etymology and semantics of the English words "freedom" and "liberty"
Upd     The Foundation for Economic Education: Success or Failure?
Adapted from remarks at FEE's 25th anniversary celebration in 1971; chapter 3 of part IX of Can Capitalism Survive? (1979); also reprinted in The Freeman, May 1996
Upd     Acton, Lord (1834-1902)
Biographical essay
 
Topic:  Society Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
Upd   Articles Freedom vs. Liberty
Delves into the etymology and semantics of the English words "freedom" and "liberty"
 
Topic:  Stromberg, Joseph R. Historian, research fellow at The Independent Institute
Upd   Writings Freedom vs. Liberty
Delves into the etymology and semantics of the English words "freedom" and "liberty"
 
Topic:  Tolkien, J. R. R. 20th century English writer and professor of linguistics, author of The Lord of the Rings
Upd   Articles Freedom vs. Liberty
Delves into the etymology and semantics of the English words "freedom" and "liberty"
 
24 Jan 2022
Topic:  Narveson, Jan Professor of philosophy at the University of Waterloo, Canada, and author of The Libertarian Idea
Upd   Web Pages Jan Narveson's Home Page
Personal pages, maintained at the site of the Kitchener - Waterloo Chamber Music Society; includes photo, biography and list of selected publications (course material no longer current)
 
21 Jan 2022
Topic:  Aristotle Greek philosopher, tutor of young Alexander the Great
Upd   Articles Bourgeois Virtues?
Offers an apologia (formal defense) of capitalism, in particular of the phrase "bourgeois virtues" as being neither a contradiction in terms nor a lie
 
Topic:  Bentham, Jeremy 18th/19th century English philosopher and legal scholar, an early proponent of utilitarianism
Upd   Reference Bentham, Jeremy (1748-1832)
Biographical essay
 
Topic:  Bill of Rights, United States First 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution
Upd   Articles Democracy Versus Liberty
Discusses the dangers of equating liberty with "self-government" as majority rule
 
Topic:  Bush, George W. Forty-third President of the United States
Upd   Articles Democracy Versus Liberty
Discusses the dangers of equating liberty with "self-government" as majority rule
 
Topic:  Business Commercial activities that provide goods and services
Upd   Articles Bourgeois Virtues?
Offers an apologia (formal defense) of capitalism, in particular of the phrase "bourgeois virtues" as being neither a contradiction in terms nor a lie
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles Bourgeois Virtues?
Offers an apologia (formal defense) of capitalism, in particular of the phrase "bourgeois virtues" as being neither a contradiction in terms nor a lie
 
Topic:  Constant, Benjamin 18th/19th Franco-Swiss author
Upd   Reference Constant, Benjamin (1767-1830)
Biographical essay
Upd   Articles Benjamin Constant, Eloquent Defender of Freedom
Tribute to Constant, written on the 250th anniversary of his birth, with quotes from his speech "The Liberty of the Ancients Compared with That of the Moderns"
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles Bourgeois Virtues?
Offers an apologia (formal defense) of capitalism, in particular of the phrase "bourgeois virtues" as being neither a contradiction in terms nor a lie
 
Topic:  France Territory in western Europe, ruled since 1958 by the République Française
Upd   Articles Constant, Benjamin (1767-1830)
Biographical essay
 
Topic:  Franklin, Benjamin 18th century American printer, inventor and statesman
Upd   Articles Ben Franklin on Liberty
List of select quotes by Franklin on the subject of liberty, with introductory and closing remarks
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles Bourgeois Virtues?
Offers an apologia (formal defense) of capitalism, in particular of the phrase "bourgeois virtues" as being neither a contradiction in terms nor a lie
 
Topic:  Law Set of rules and guidelines intended to influence social behavior
Upd   Articles Bentham, Jeremy (1748-1832)
Biographical essay
 
Topic:  Liberty The right and ability to act and express oneself in a freely chosen manner
Upd   Articles Democracy Versus Liberty
Discusses the dangers of equating liberty with "self-government" as majority rule
Upd     Bourgeois Virtues?
Offers an apologia (formal defense) of capitalism, in particular of the phrase "bourgeois virtues" as being neither a contradiction in terms nor a lie
Upd     Bentham, Jeremy (1748-1832)
Biographical essay
Upd     Constant, Benjamin (1767-1830)
Biographical essay
 
Topic:  Rights Powers and privileges one may properly claim as due
Upd   Articles Bentham, Jeremy (1748-1832)
Biographical essay
 
Topic:  Roosevelt, Franklin D. Thirty-second President of the United States
Upd   Articles Democracy Versus Liberty
Discusses the dangers of equating liberty with "self-government" as majority rule
 
Topic:  Speech, Freedom of Liberty to speak, write or otherwise express oneself
Upd   Articles Constant, Benjamin (1767-1830)
Biographical essay
 
Topic:  Weber, Max 19th/20th century German sociologist
Upd   Articles Bourgeois Virtues?
Offers an apologia (formal defense) of capitalism, in particular of the phrase "bourgeois virtues" as being neither a contradiction in terms nor a lie
 
20 Jan 2022
Topic:  Achievement Success or accomplishment in life's endeavors
Upd   Articles The Abstract Concept of Human Liberty
Discusses how people may be interested in other people, in events or in material things but only a few are interested in ideas, and how each group of people tends to view liberty from those perspectives
 
Topic:  Economic Freedom Absence of coercion or controls over economic activities
Upd   Articles The Abstract Concept of Human Liberty
Discusses how people may be interested in other people, in events or in material things but only a few are interested in ideas, and how each group of people tends to view liberty from those perspectives
 
Topic:  Entrepreneurship Managerial skills and willingness to take risks in the production of goods and services
Upd   Articles The Abstract Concept of Human Liberty
Discusses how people may be interested in other people, in events or in material things but only a few are interested in ideas, and how each group of people tends to view liberty from those perspectives
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles The Abstract Concept of Human Liberty
Discusses how people may be interested in other people, in events or in material things but only a few are interested in ideas, and how each group of people tends to view liberty from those perspectives
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles The Abstract Concept of Human Liberty
Discusses how people may be interested in other people, in events or in material things but only a few are interested in ideas, and how each group of people tends to view liberty from those perspectives
 
Topic:  LeFevre, Robert Founder of the Freedom School (later known as Rampart College) in Colorado Springs
Upd   Writings The Abstract Concept of Human Liberty
Discusses how people may be interested in other people, in events or in material things but only a few are interested in ideas, and how each group of people tends to view liberty from those perspectives
 
Topic:  Liberty The right and ability to act and express oneself in a freely chosen manner
Upd   Articles The Abstract Concept of Human Liberty
Discusses how people may be interested in other people, in events or in material things but only a few are interested in ideas, and how each group of people tends to view liberty from those perspectives
 
Topic:  Politics The practices of guiding, influencing or controlling government
Upd   Articles The Abstract Concept of Human Liberty
Discusses how people may be interested in other people, in events or in material things but only a few are interested in ideas, and how each group of people tends to view liberty from those perspectives
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles The Abstract Concept of Human Liberty
Discusses how people may be interested in other people, in events or in material things but only a few are interested in ideas, and how each group of people tends to view liberty from those perspectives
 
19 Jan 2022
Topic:  Albania Territory in southeast Europe on the Adriatic Sea, ruled since 1992 by the Republika e Shqipërisë
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.14, Rank: 43, Personal Freedom: 8.38, Economic Freedom: 7.81
 
Topic:  Algeria Territory in northeast Africa, ruled since 1962 by the Al Jumhuriyah al Jazairiyah ad Dimuqratiyah ash Shabiyah
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 5.26, Rank: 154, Personal Freedom: 5.51, Economic Freedom: 4.9
 
Topic:  Angola Territory in southwest Africa, nominally ruled since 2010 by the República de Angola
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 6.09, Rank: 129, Personal Freedom: 6.5, Economic Freedom: 5.5
 
Topic:  Argentina Territory in southeast South America, ruled since 1861 by the República Argentina
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 7.38, Rank: 74, Personal Freedom: 8.73, Economic Freedom: 5.5
 
Topic:  Armenia Territory in northwest Asia, ruled since 1991 by the Hayastani Hanrapetut'yun
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.2, Rank: 40, Personal Freedom: 8.32, Economic Freedom: 8.03
 
Topic:  Australia The smallest continent, its territory is ruled since 1942 by the Monarchy of Australia
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.84, Rank: 8, Personal Freedom: 9.3, Economic Freedom: 8.2
 
Topic:  Austria Territory in central Europe, ruled since 1955 by the Republik Österreich
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.67, Rank: 21, Personal Freedom: 9.25, Economic Freedom: 7.86
 
Topic:  Bahamas, The Group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, ruled since 1973 by the Monarchy of the Bahamas
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.22, Rank: 38, Personal Freedom: 8.69, Economic Freedom: 7.56
 
Topic:  Bahrain Island in the Persian Gulf, ruled since 1971 by the Al Khalifa family
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 5.73, Rank: 143, Personal Freedom: 4.59, Economic Freedom: 7.33
 
Topic:  Bangladesh Territory in southern Asia on the Bay of Bengal, ruled since 1971 by the Gônoprojatontri Bangladesh
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 5.75, Rank: 142, Personal Freedom: 5.52, Economic Freedom: 6.05
 
Topic:  Belgium Territory in northwest Europe, ruled since 1830 by the Koninkrijk België/Royaume de Belgique
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.61, Rank: 23, Personal Freedom: 9.31, Economic Freedom: 7.62
 
Topic:  Bhutan Territory in central Asia, ruled since 2008 by the Kingdom of Bhutan
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 6.86, Rank: 98, Personal Freedom: 6.9, Economic Freedom: 6.82
 
Topic:  Bolivia Territory in western South America, ruled since 2009 by the Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 6.94, Rank: 92, Personal Freedom: 7.41, Economic Freedom: 6.28
 
Topic:  Bosnia and Herzegovina Territory in south central Europe, ruled since 1995 by Republika Srpska, the Federacija Bosne i Hercegovine and the Brčko Distrikt
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 7.54, Rank: 67, Personal Freedom: 8.03, Economic Freedom: 6.86
 
Topic:  Botswana Territory in south central Africa, ruled since 1966 by the Republic of Botswana
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 7.9, Rank: 53, Personal Freedom: 8.1, Economic Freedom: 7.62
 
Topic:  Brazil Territory in eastern South America, ruled since 1988 by the República Federativa do Brasil
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 7.22, Rank: 78, Personal Freedom: 7.64, Economic Freedom: 6.63
 
Topic:  Brunei Territory in the island of Borneo in southeast Asia, ruled since 1984 by the Negara Brunei Darussalam
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 6.46, Rank: 116, Personal Freedom: 5.87, Economic Freedom: 7.3
 
Topic:  Bulgaria Territory in southeast Europe, ruled since 1991 by the Republic of Bulgaria
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.08, Rank: 45, Personal Freedom: 8.3, Economic Freedom: 7.76
 
Topic:  Cambodia Territory in southeast Asia, ruled since 1993 by the Preăh Réachéanachâk Kâmpŭchéa
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 6.47, Rank: 115, Personal Freedom: 5.94, Economic Freedom: 7.22
 
Topic:  Canada Territory in northern North America, ruled since 1982 by the Monarchy of Canada
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.85, Rank: 6, Personal Freedom: 9.4, Economic Freedom: 8.06
 
Topic:  Chile Territory in southwest South America, ruled since 1980 by the República de Chile
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.44, Rank: 28, Personal Freedom: 8.86, Economic Freedom: 7.85
 
Topic:  China Territory in eastern Asia, ruled since 1949 by the Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 5.57, Rank: 150, Personal Freedom: 4.87, Economic Freedom: 6.53
 
Topic:  Colombia Territory in northwest South America, ruled since 1991 by the República de Colombia
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 7.01, Rank: 89, Personal Freedom: 7.14, Economic Freedom: 6.82
 
Topic:  Congo, Republic of the Territory in west central Africa, ruled since 2002 by the République du Congo
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 5.55, Rank: 152, Personal Freedom: 5.88, Economic Freedom: 5.08
 
Topic:  Costa Rica Territory in Central America, ruled since 1949 by the República de Costa Rica
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.25, Rank: 37, Personal Freedom: 8.66, Economic Freedom: 7.68
 
Topic:  Croatia Territory in southern Europe, ruled since 1991 by the Republika Hrvatska
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.16, Rank: 42, Personal Freedom: 8.73, Economic Freedom: 7.36
 
Topic:  Cyprus Island in the eastern Mediterranean, the largest portion of which is ruled since 1960 by the Republic of Cyprus
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.42, Rank: 29, Personal Freedom: 8.8, Economic Freedom: 7.89
 
Topic:  Czech Republic Territory in central Europe, ruled since 1993 by the Ceská Republika
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.61, Rank: 23, Personal Freedom: 9.14, Economic Freedom: 7.87
 
Topic:  Denmark Territory in northen Europe, ruled since 1953 by the Kongeriget Danmark
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.98, Rank: 3, Personal Freedom: 9.56, Economic Freedom: 8.17
 
Topic:  Dominican Republic Territory in the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea, ruled since 1961 by the República Dominicana
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 7.88, Rank: 54, Personal Freedom: 8.09, Economic Freedom: 7.58
 
Topic:  Ecuador Territory in northwest South America, ruled since 2008 by the República del Ecuador
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 7.43, Rank: 72, Personal Freedom: 7.96, Economic Freedom: 6.68
 
Topic:  Egypt Territory mostly in northeast Africa, ruled since 2011 by the Jumhūrīyat Miṣr al-ʿArabīyah
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 4.49, Rank: 161, Personal Freedom: 3.63, Economic Freedom: 5.68
 
Topic:  El Salvador Territory in Central America, ruled since 1983 by the República de El Salvador
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 7.39, Rank: 73, Personal Freedom: 7.39, Economic Freedom: 7.39
 
Topic:  Estonia Territory in north central Europe, ruled since 1991 by the Eesti Vabariik
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.91, Rank: 4, Personal Freedom: 9.48, Economic Freedom: 8.11
 
Topic:  Ethiopia Territory in northeast Africa, ruled since 1991 by the ye-Ītyōṗṗyā Fēdēralāwī Dīmōkrāsīyāwī Rīpeblīk
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 5.95, Rank: 132, Personal Freedom: 6, Economic Freedom: 5.87
 
Topic:  Fiji Islands in the southwest Pacific Ocean, ruled since 1987 by the Matanitu ko Viti
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 7.36, Rank: 75, Personal Freedom: 7.9, Economic Freedom: 6.54
 
Topic:  Finland Territory in northern Europe, ruled since 1917 by the Suomen tasavalta
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.85, Rank: 6, Personal Freedom: 9.52, Economic Freedom: 7.92
 
Topic:  France Territory in western Europe, ruled since 1958 by the République Française
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.34, Rank: 34, Personal Freedom: 8.91, Economic Freedom: 7.55
 
Topic:  Gambia, The Territory in west Africa, ruled since 1970 by the Republic of The Gambia
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 6.88, Rank: 97, Personal Freedom: 6.77, Economic Freedom: 7.04
 
Topic:  Georgia Territory in northwest Asia, ruled since 1991 by the Sakartvelo
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.2, Rank: 40, Personal Freedom: 8.15, Economic Freedom: 8.26
 
Topic:  Germany Territory in north central Europe, ruled since 1990 by the Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.73, Rank: 15, Personal Freedom: 9.32, Economic Freedom: 7.91
 
Topic:  Ghana Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1992 by the Republic of Ghana
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 7.49, Rank: 70, Personal Freedom: 8.07, Economic Freedom: 6.69
 
Topic:  Greece Territory in southeast Europe, ruled since 1975 by the Elliniki Dhimokratia
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 7.86, Rank: 56, Personal Freedom: 8.37, Economic Freedom: 7.15
 
Topic:  Guatemala Territory in Central America, ruled since 1985 by the República de Guatemala
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 7.63, Rank: 65, Personal Freedom: 7.51, Economic Freedom: 7.8
 
Topic:  Haiti Territory in the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea, ruled since 1991 by the République d'Haïti
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 7.21, Rank: 80, Personal Freedom: 7.71, Economic Freedom: 6.51
 
Topic:  Honduras Territory in northern Central America, ruled since 1982 by the República de Honduras
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 7.09, Rank: 86, Personal Freedom: 6.97, Economic Freedom: 7.26
 
Topic:  Hong Kong Territory in southeast China, formerly a British Crown colony, ruled since 1997 as a Special Administrative Region of China
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.41, Rank: 30, Personal Freedom: 8.06, Economic Freedom: 8.91
 
Topic:  Hungary Territory in central Europe, ruled since 1989 by the Magyarország
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 7.73, Rank: 59, Personal Freedom: 7.88, Economic Freedom: 7.53
 
Topic:  Iceland Island in the north Atlantic Ocean, ruled since 1944 by the Lýðveldið Ísland
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.77, Rank: 12, Personal Freedom: 9.4, Economic Freedom: 7.9
 
Topic:  India Territory in southern Asia, ruled since 1947 by the Bhārat Gaṇarājya
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 6.39, Rank: 119, Personal Freedom: 6.2, Economic Freedom: 6.66
 
Topic:  Indonesia Territory in southeast Asia, ruled since 1959 by the Republik Indonesia
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 7.1, Rank: 85, Personal Freedom: 6.98, Economic Freedom: 7.26
 
Topic:  Iran Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 1979 by the Jomhuri ye Eslāmi ye Irān
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 4.53, Rank: 160, Personal Freedom: 4.14, Economic Freedom: 5.06
 
Topic:  Iraq Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 2005 by the Jumhūriyyat Al-‘Irāq
New   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 5.02, Rank: 157, Personal Freedom: 4.49, Economic Freedom: 5.74
 
Topic:  Ireland, Republic of Territory in the island of Ireland in the northern Atlantic Ocean, ruled since 1937 by the Poblacht na hÉireann
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.9, Rank: 5, Personal Freedom: 9.4, Economic Freedom: 8.21
 
Topic:  Israel Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 1948 by the Medīnat Yisrā'el
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 7.66, Rank: 62, Personal Freedom: 7.69, Economic Freedom: 7.63
 
Topic:  Italy Territory in southern Europe, ruled since 1946 by the Repubblica Italiana
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.49, Rank: 26, Personal Freedom: 9.12, Economic Freedom: 7.61
 
Topic:  Jamaica Island in the Caribbean Sea, ruled since 1962 by the Monarchy of Jamaica
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 7.91, Rank: 52, Personal Freedom: 8.06, Economic Freedom: 7.71
 
Topic:  Japan Archipelago off the northeast coast of Asia, ruled since 1947 by the Nippon-koku
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.73, Rank: 15, Personal Freedom: 9.26, Economic Freedom: 7.98
 
Topic:  Jordan Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 1949 by the Al-Mamlaka al-Urdunniyya al-Hāshimiyya
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 6.91, Rank: 94, Personal Freedom: 6.42, Economic Freedom: 7.59
 
Topic:  Kazakhstan Territory in west central Asia, ruled since 1991 by the Qazaqstan Respublïkası
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 6.77, Rank: 106, Personal Freedom: 6.24, Economic Freedom: 7.52
 
Topic:  Kenya Territory in east central Africa, ruled since 1964 by the Republic of Kenya
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 6.73, Rank: 109, Personal Freedom: 6.59, Economic Freedom: 6.94
 
Topic:  Korea, South Territory in northeast Asia, ruled since 1948 by the Daehanminguk
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.39, Rank: 31, Personal Freedom: 8.94, Economic Freedom: 7.61
 
Topic:  Kuwait Territory in the northeast Arabian Peninsula, ruled since 1961 by the Dawlat al-Kuwait
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 6.34, Rank: 121, Personal Freedom: 6.07, Economic Freedom: 6.72
 
Topic:  Kyrgyzstan Territory in west central Asia, ruled since 1991 by the Kyrgyz Respublikasy
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 7.18, Rank: 81, Personal Freedom: 7.18, Economic Freedom: 7.17
 
Topic:  Laos Territory in southeast Asia, ruled since 1975 by the Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxon Lao
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 5.85, Rank: 136, Personal Freedom: 5.3, Economic Freedom: 6.6
 
Topic:  Latvia Territory in north central Europe, ruled since 1990 by the Latvijas Republika
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.67, Rank: 21, Personal Freedom: 9.18, Economic Freedom: 7.94
 
Topic:  Lebanon Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 1946 by the al-Jumhūrīyah al-Lubnānīyah
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 6.76, Rank: 108, Personal Freedom: 6.76, Economic Freedom: 6.76
 
Topic:  Liberia Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1986 by the Republic of Liberia
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 6.81, Rank: 103, Personal Freedom: 7.14, Economic Freedom: 6.35
 
Topic:  Liberty The right and ability to act and express oneself in a freely chosen manner
Upd   Websites Famous Quotes / Quotations about Liberty
Over 700 categories of quotes from Abortion to Youth, over 2500 authors or sources, and a "daily quotes" email service
Upd   Web Pages The Philosophy of Liberty
Originally a Flash presentation created by Kerry Pearson (also known as Lux Lucre), it is now available as a YouTube video and has been translated to over 40 languages
Upd   Publications The Human Freedom Index 2021: A Global Measurement of Personal, Civil, and Economic Freedom
2021 report of the Human Freedom Index, edited by Ian Vásquez et al.
 
Topic:  Libya Territory in northern Africa, ruled since 2016 by the Government of National Accord
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 5.05, Rank: 156, Personal Freedom: 5.17, Economic Freedom: 4.79
 
Topic:  Lithuania Territory in north central Europe, ruled since 1991 by the Lietuvos Respublika
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.68, Rank: 19, Personal Freedom: 9.01, Economic Freedom: 8.21
 
Topic:  Luxembourg Territory in northwestern Europe, ruled since 1944 by the Groussherzogtum Lëtzebuerg
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.8, Rank: 10, Personal Freedom: 9.48, Economic Freedom: 7.84
 
Topic:  Macedonia, Republic of Territory in southeast Europe, ruled since 1991 by the Republika Makedonija
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 7.75, Rank: 58, Personal Freedom: 8.18, Economic Freedom: 7.13
 
Topic:  Madagascar Islands off the southeast coast of Africa, ruled since 1960 by the Repoblikan'i Madagasikara
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 7.02, Rank: 88, Personal Freedom: 7.51, Economic Freedom: 6.33
 
Topic:  Malaysia Territory in southeast Asia, ruled since 1963 by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Prime Minister of Malaysia
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 7.17, Rank: 82, Personal Freedom: 6.92, Economic Freedom: 7.52
 
Topic:  Malta Archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, ruled since 1964 by the Repubblika ta' Malta
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.45, Rank: 27, Personal Freedom: 8.75, Economic Freedom: 8.03
 
Topic:  Mauritius Islands in the southwest Indian Ocean, ruled since 1992 by the Republic of Mauritius
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.07, Rank: 46, Personal Freedom: 8.01, Economic Freedom: 8.16
 
Topic:  Mexico Territory in south central North America, ruled since 1917 by the Estados Unidos Mexicanos
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 6.92, Rank: 93, Personal Freedom: 6.72, Economic Freedom: 7.2
 
Topic:  Mongolia Territory in east central Asia, ruled since 1992 by the Mongol uls
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8, Rank: 47, Personal Freedom: 8.45, Economic Freedom: 7.38
 
Topic:  Morocco Territory in northwest Africa, ruled since 1956 by the al Mamlakah al Maghribiyah
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 5.9, Rank: 134, Personal Freedom: 5.33, Economic Freedom: 6.69
 
Topic:  Myanmar Territory in southeast Asia, ruled since 1989 by the Pyidaunzu Thanmăda Myăma Nainngandaw
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 5.78, Rank: 141, Personal Freedom: 5.72, Economic Freedom: 5.94
 
Topic:  Namibia Territory in southern Africa, ruled since 1990 by the Republic of Namibia
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 7.56, Rank: 66, Personal Freedom: 8.12, Economic Freedom: 6.76
 
Topic:  Nepal Territory in south Asia, ruled since 2008 by the Sanghiya Loktāntrik Ganatantra Nepāl
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 7.12, Rank: 84, Personal Freedom: 7.41, Economic Freedom: 6.71
 
Topic:  Netherlands Territory in northwest Europe, ruled since 1815 by the Koninkrijk der Nederlanden
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.78, Rank: 11, Personal Freedom: 9.36, Economic Freedom: 7.96
 
Topic:  New Zealand Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean, ruled since 1947 by the Monarchy of New Zealand
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 9.01, Rank: 2, Personal Freedom: 9.33, Economic Freedom: 8.56
 
Topic:  Nicaragua Territory in Central America, ruled since 1987 by the República de Nicaragua
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 6.24, Rank: 125, Personal Freedom: 5.67, Economic Freedom: 7.04
 
Topic:  Nigeria Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1960 by the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 6.28, Rank: 123, Personal Freedom: 5.79, Economic Freedom: 6.97
 
Topic:  Norway Territory in northern Europe, ruled since 1905 by the Kongeriket Norge
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.76, Rank: 13, Personal Freedom: 9.5, Economic Freedom: 7.72
 
Topic:  Oman Territory in the Arabian Peninsula, ruled since 1970 by the Salṭanat ʻUmān
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 5.92, Rank: 133, Personal Freedom: 5.36, Economic Freedom: 6.69
 
Topic:  Pakistan Territory in southern Asia, ruled since 1956 by the Islāmī Jumhūriyah Pākistān[
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 5.63, Rank: 145, Personal Freedom: 5.41, Economic Freedom: 5.95
 
Topic:  Panama Territory in south Central America, ruled since 1903 by the República de Panama
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.12, Rank: 44, Personal Freedom: 8.35, Economic Freedom: 7.79
 
Topic:  Paraguay Territory in central South America, ruled since 1992 by the República del Paraguay
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 7.54, Rank: 67, Personal Freedom: 7.78, Economic Freedom: 7.22
 
Topic:  Peru Territory in western South America, ruled since 1993 by the República del Perú
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 7.93, Rank: 50, Personal Freedom: 8.03, Economic Freedom: 7.78
 
Topic:  Philippines Archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean, ruled since 1946 by the Republika ng Pilipinas
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 6.83, Rank: 101, Personal Freedom: 6.42, Economic Freedom: 7.42
 
Topic:  Poland Territory in central Europe, ruled since 1989 by the Rzeczpospolita Polska
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 7.96, Rank: 49, Personal Freedom: 8.5, Economic Freedom: 7.2
 
Topic:  Portugal Territory in southwestern Europe, ruled since 1976 by the República Portuguesa
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.69, Rank: 18, Personal Freedom: 9.33, Economic Freedom: 7.79
 
Topic:  Qatar Territory in eastern Arabia, ruled since 1971 by the Al Thani family
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 6.15, Rank: 128, Personal Freedom: 5.48, Economic Freedom: 7.09
 
Topic:  Romania Territory in southeast Europe, ruled since 1991 by the Statul Român
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.33, Rank: 35, Personal Freedom: 8.65, Economic Freedom: 7.88
 
Topic:  Russia Territory in eastern Europe and northern Asia, ruled since 1991 by the Rossiyskaya Federatsiya
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 6.23, Rank: 126, Personal Freedom: 5.9, Economic Freedom: 6.7
 
Topic:  Rwanda Territory in east central Africa, ruled since 1962 by the Repubulika y'u Rwanda
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 6.36, Rank: 120, Personal Freedom: 5.65, Economic Freedom: 7.35
 
Topic:  Saudi Arabia Territory in southwestern Asia, ruled since 1932 by the Āl Sa‘ūd family
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 5.12, Rank: 155, Personal Freedom: 3.89, Economic Freedom: 6.85
 
Topic:  Senegal Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1960 by the République du Sénégal
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 7.07, Rank: 87, Personal Freedom: 7.66, Economic Freedom: 6.25
 
Topic:  Serbia Territory in southeastern Europe, ruled since 2006 by the Republika Srbija
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 7.54, Rank: 67, Personal Freedom: 7.77, Economic Freedom: 7.22
 
Topic:  Seychelles Archipelago in the western Indian Ocean, ruled since 1976 by Repiblik Sesel
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 7.84, Rank: 57, Personal Freedom: 7.99, Economic Freedom: 7.63
 
Topic:  Singapore Islands in southeast Asia, ruled since 1965 by the Xīnjiāpō Gònghéguó/Republic of Singapore
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 7.98, Rank: 48, Personal Freedom: 7.39, Economic Freedom: 8.81
 
Topic:  Slovakia Territory in central Europe, ruled since 1993 by the Slovenská republika
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.21, Rank: 39, Personal Freedom: 8.63, Economic Freedom: 7.61
 
Topic:  Slovenia Territory in central Europe, ruled since 1991 by the Republika Slovenija
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.37, Rank: 32, Personal Freedom: 9.04, Economic Freedom: 7.43
 
Topic:  Somalia Territory in eastern Africa, nominally ruled since 1960 by the Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliya
New   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 4.93, Rank: 159, Personal Freedom: 3.68, Economic Freedom: 6.67
 
Topic:  South Africa Territory in southern Africa, ruled since 1994 by the Republic of South Africa
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 7.3, Rank: 77, Personal Freedom: 7.53, Economic Freedom: 6.97
 
Topic:  Spain Territory in southwestern Europe, ruled since 1975 by the Reino de España
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.56, Rank: 25, Personal Freedom: 9.04, Economic Freedom: 7.89
 
Topic:  Sri Lanka Island in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of India, ruled since 1972 by the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 6.58, Rank: 112, Personal Freedom: 6.44, Economic Freedom: 6.78
 
Topic:  Sweden Territory in northern Europe, ruled since 1905 by the Konungariket Sverige
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.83, Rank: 9, Personal Freedom: 9.63, Economic Freedom: 7.72
 
Topic:  Switzerland Territory in west central Europe, ruled since 1848 by the Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft - Confédération suisse - Confederazione Svizzera
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 9.11, Rank: 1, Personal Freedom: 9.56, Economic Freedom: 8.48
 
Topic:  Syria Territory in southwest Asia, nominally ruled since 1961 by the al-Jumhūriyyah al-‘Arabīyah as-Sūriyyah
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 3.66, Rank: 165, Personal Freedom: 2.6, Economic Freedom: 5.19
 
Topic:  Taiwan Island off the southeast coast of China, ruled since 1949 by the Zhōnghuá Mínguó
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.68, Rank: 19, Personal Freedom: 9.14, Economic Freedom: 8.02
 
Topic:  Tanzania Territory in east central Africa, ruled since 1964 by the Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 6.48, Rank: 114, Personal Freedom: 6.29, Economic Freedom: 6.75
 
Topic:  Thailand Territory in southeast Asia, ruled since 1932 by the Ratcha Anachak Thai
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 6.89, Rank: 96, Personal Freedom: 6.9, Economic Freedom: 6.87
 
Topic:  Trinidad and Tobago Islands in the southwest West Indies, ruled since 1962 by the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 7.7, Rank: 60, Personal Freedom: 8.01, Economic Freedom: 7.27
 
Topic:  Tunisia Territory in northern Africa, ruled since 1956 by the al-Jumhūrīyah at-Tūnisīyah
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 6.46, Rank: 116, Personal Freedom: 6.82, Economic Freedom: 5.97
 
Topic:  Turkey Territory in southwest Asia and southeast Europe, ruled since 1923 by the Türkiye Cumhuriyeti
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 5.79, Rank: 139, Personal Freedom: 5.25, Economic Freedom: 6.54
 
Topic:  Uganda Territory in east central Africa, ruled since 1962 by the Jamhuri ya Uganda
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 6.32, Rank: 122, Personal Freedom: 5.54, Economic Freedom: 7.42
 
Topic:  Ukraine Territory in eastern Europe, ruled since 1991 by the republic of Uryad Ukrayiny
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 6.86, Rank: 98, Personal Freedom: 7.33, Economic Freedom: 6.2
 
Topic:  United Arab Emirates Territory in the eastern Arabian Peninsula, ruled since 1971 by the Dawlat al-Imārāt al-‘Arabīyah al-Muttaḥidah
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 6.06, Rank: 131, Personal Freedom: 5.2, Economic Freedom: 7.28
 
Topic:  United Kingdom Island territories in western Europe, ruled since 1921 by the Monarchy of the United Kingdom
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.75, Rank: 14, Personal Freedom: 9.19, Economic Freedom: 8.15
 
Topic:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.73, Rank: 15, Personal Freedom: 9.09, Economic Freedom: 8.24
 
Topic:  Uruguay Territory in southeast South America, ruled since 1828 by the República Oriental del Uruguay
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 8.36, Rank: 33, Personal Freedom: 9.08, Economic Freedom: 7.36
 
Topic:  Venezuela Territory in northern South America, ruled since 1999 by the República Bolivariana de Venezuela
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 4.03, Rank: 164, Personal Freedom: 4.9, Economic Freedom: 2.83
 
Topic:  Vietnam Territory in southeast Asia, ruled since 1976 by the Cộng hòa xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 5.9, Rank: 134, Personal Freedom: 5.63, Economic Freedom: 6.26
 
Topic:  Yemen Territory in the southern Arabian Peninsula, ruled since 1990 by the al-Jumhūrīyah al-Yamanīyah
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 4.08, Rank: 163, Personal Freedom: 3.11, Economic Freedom: 5.45
 
Topic:  Zimbabwe Territory in southern Africa, ruled since 1980 by the Republic of Zimbabwe
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2019: 5.6, Rank: 149, Personal Freedom: 6.07, Economic Freedom: 4.94
 
18 Jan 2022
Topic:  Business Commercial activities that provide goods and services
Upd   Articles Winning the Battle for Freedom and Prosperity
Updated from speech given at FreedomFest 2004; after a brief background on himself, Mackey criticizes the freedom movement from a marketing and branding perspective and suggests a different approach by de-emphasising some issues and prioritising others
 
Topic:  Children Sons and daughters; young persons, infants, adolescents
Upd   Articles A Passion for Life
Discusses how political systems break the human spirit, how to live well one must live with passion, reflecting on the events of the Enlightment and the Industrial Revolution as inspiration and why personal liberty, not just economic freedom, is necessary
Upd     Winning the Battle for Freedom and Prosperity
Updated from speech given at FreedomFest 2004; after a brief background on himself, Mackey criticizes the freedom movement from a marketing and branding perspective and suggests a different approach by de-emphasising some issues and prioritising others
 
Topic:  Economic Resources Natural, human and man-made factors used in the production of goods and services
Upd   Articles The State of Humanity: Good and Getting Better
Contrasts the pessimistic 1980 prediction, made in the Global 2000 Report to the President, about the probable state of the world in the year 2000 with the actual state in the mid-1990's.
 
Topic:  Economics Study of the means that human beings use to satisfy their individually desired ends
Upd   Articles Rationality and Irrationality; Subjectivism and Objectivity of Praxeological Research
Chapter 1, "Acting Man", section 4; argues that all human action is rational, i.e., the outcome of reasonable deliberation
 
Topic:  Educational Freedom Absence of coercion in learning and educating
Upd   Articles Winning the Battle for Freedom and Prosperity
Updated from speech given at FreedomFest 2004; after a brief background on himself, Mackey criticizes the freedom movement from a marketing and branding perspective and suggests a different approach by de-emphasising some issues and prioritising others
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles Winning the Battle for Freedom and Prosperity
Updated from speech given at FreedomFest 2004; after a brief background on himself, Mackey criticizes the freedom movement from a marketing and branding perspective and suggests a different approach by de-emphasising some issues and prioritising others
 
Topic:  Health The general condition of the body; freedom from physical disease or pain
Upd   Articles Winning the Battle for Freedom and Prosperity
Updated from speech given at FreedomFest 2004; after a brief background on himself, Mackey criticizes the freedom movement from a marketing and branding perspective and suggests a different approach by de-emphasising some issues and prioritising others
 
Topic:  Health Care Preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic and other services related to the health of an individual
Upd   Articles Winning the Battle for Freedom and Prosperity
Updated from speech given at FreedomFest 2004; after a brief background on himself, Mackey criticizes the freedom movement from a marketing and branding perspective and suggests a different approach by de-emphasising some issues and prioritising others
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles Winning the Battle for Freedom and Prosperity
Updated from speech given at FreedomFest 2004; after a brief background on himself, Mackey criticizes the freedom movement from a marketing and branding perspective and suggests a different approach by de-emphasising some issues and prioritising others
 
Topic:  Liberty The right and ability to act and express oneself in a freely chosen manner
Upd   Articles Winning the Battle for Freedom and Prosperity
Updated from speech given at FreedomFest 2004; after a brief background on himself, Mackey criticizes the freedom movement from a marketing and branding perspective and suggests a different approach by de-emphasising some issues and prioritising others
 
Topic:  Liberty, Individual Enjoyment by individuals of social, political and economic rights
Upd   Articles Winning the Battle for Freedom and Prosperity
Updated from speech given at FreedomFest 2004; after a brief background on himself, Mackey criticizes the freedom movement from a marketing and branding perspective and suggests a different approach by de-emphasising some issues and prioritising others
 
Topic:  Life The inalienable human right from which other rights are derived
Upd   Articles The State of Humanity: Good and Getting Better
Contrasts the pessimistic 1980 prediction, made in the Global 2000 Report to the President, about the probable state of the world in the year 2000 with the actual state in the mid-1990's.
Upd     Rationality and Irrationality; Subjectivism and Objectivity of Praxeological Research
Chapter 1, "Acting Man", section 4; argues that all human action is rational, i.e., the outcome of reasonable deliberation
Upd     A Passion for Life
Discusses how political systems break the human spirit, how to live well one must live with passion, reflecting on the events of the Enlightment and the Industrial Revolution as inspiration and why personal liberty, not just economic freedom, is necessary
Upd     Winning the Battle for Freedom and Prosperity
Updated from speech given at FreedomFest 2004; after a brief background on himself, Mackey criticizes the freedom movement from a marketing and branding perspective and suggests a different approach by de-emphasising some issues and prioritising others
 
Topic:  Life Extension Methods for slowing or reversing aging and extending human life
Upd   Articles Winning the Battle for Freedom and Prosperity
Updated from speech given at FreedomFest 2004; after a brief background on himself, Mackey criticizes the freedom movement from a marketing and branding perspective and suggests a different approach by de-emphasising some issues and prioritising others
 
Topic:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Writings Rationality and Irrationality; Subjectivism and Objectivity of Praxeological Research
Chapter 1, "Acting Man", section 4; argues that all human action is rational, i.e., the outcome of reasonable deliberation
 
Topic:  Orwell, George British writer, author of 1984 and Animal Farm
Upd   Articles A Passion for Life
Discusses how political systems break the human spirit, how to live well one must live with passion, reflecting on the events of the Enlightment and the Industrial Revolution as inspiration and why personal liberty, not just economic freedom, is necessary
 
Topic:  Personal Responsibility Accepting the consequences of one's actions
Upd   Articles Winning the Battle for Freedom and Prosperity
Updated from speech given at FreedomFest 2004; after a brief background on himself, Mackey criticizes the freedom movement from a marketing and branding perspective and suggests a different approach by de-emphasising some issues and prioritising others
 
Topic:  Politics The practices of guiding, influencing or controlling government
Upd   Articles A Passion for Life
Discusses how political systems break the human spirit, how to live well one must live with passion, reflecting on the events of the Enlightment and the Industrial Revolution as inspiration and why personal liberty, not just economic freedom, is necessary
 
Topic:  Rand, Ayn Objectivist philosopher, novelist
Upd   Articles Winning the Battle for Freedom and Prosperity
Updated from speech given at FreedomFest 2004; after a brief background on himself, Mackey criticizes the freedom movement from a marketing and branding perspective and suggests a different approach by de-emphasising some issues and prioritising others
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings The State of Humanity: Good and Getting Better
Contrasts the pessimistic 1980 prediction, made in the Global 2000 Report to the President, about the probable state of the world in the year 2000 with the actual state in the mid-1990's.
 
Topic:  Shaffer, Butler Professor of law at Southwestern University
Upd   Writings A Passion for Life
Discusses how political systems break the human spirit, how to live well one must live with passion, reflecting on the events of the Enlightment and the Industrial Revolution as inspiration and why personal liberty, not just economic freedom, is necessary
 
Topic:  Simon, Julian Professor of Business Administration, author
Upd   Writings The State of Humanity: Good and Getting Better
Contrasts the pessimistic 1980 prediction, made in the Global 2000 Report to the President, about the probable state of the world in the year 2000 with the actual state in the mid-1990's.
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles Winning the Battle for Freedom and Prosperity
Updated from speech given at FreedomFest 2004; after a brief background on himself, Mackey criticizes the freedom movement from a marketing and branding perspective and suggests a different approach by de-emphasising some issues and prioritising others
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles Winning the Battle for Freedom and Prosperity
Updated from speech given at FreedomFest 2004; after a brief background on himself, Mackey criticizes the freedom movement from a marketing and branding perspective and suggests a different approach by de-emphasising some issues and prioritising others
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles Winning the Battle for Freedom and Prosperity
Updated from speech given at FreedomFest 2004; after a brief background on himself, Mackey criticizes the freedom movement from a marketing and branding perspective and suggests a different approach by de-emphasising some issues and prioritising others
 
17 Jan 2022
Topic:  Bentham, Jeremy 18th/19th century English philosopher and legal scholar, an early proponent of utilitarianism
Upd   Articles Libertarianism and Legal Paternalism
Discusses laws "designed to protect people from themselves" arguing that in general such laws are illegitimate
 
Topic:  Branden, Barbara Writer and lecturer, author of The Passion of Ayn Rand
Upd   Articles Interview with Nathaniel Branden
In two parts; topics range from David Kelley, objectivisim, Ayn Rand, his memoir Judgment Day, Barbara Branden, Leonard Peikoff, homosexuality, self-esteem and more
 
Topic:  Branden, Nathaniel Psychotherapist, author of The Psychology of Self-Esteem
Upd   Interviews Interview with Nathaniel Branden
In two parts; topics range from David Kelley, objectivisim, Ayn Rand, his memoir Judgment Day, Barbara Branden, Leonard Peikoff, homosexuality, self-esteem and more
 
Topic:  Children Sons and daughters; young persons, infants, adolescents
Upd   Articles Interview with Nathaniel Branden
In two parts; topics range from David Kelley, objectivisim, Ayn Rand, his memoir Judgment Day, Barbara Branden, Leonard Peikoff, homosexuality, self-esteem and more
Upd     Libertarianism and Legal Paternalism
Discusses laws "designed to protect people from themselves" arguing that in general such laws are illegitimate
 
Topic:  Ethics Branch of philosophy that studies the values that guide human conduct
Upd   Articles Interview with Nathaniel Branden
In two parts; topics range from David Kelley, objectivisim, Ayn Rand, his memoir Judgment Day, Barbara Branden, Leonard Peikoff, homosexuality, self-esteem and more
 
Topic:  Hospers, John Professor of philosophy, 1972 Libertarian Presidential candidate
Upd   Writings Libertarianism and Legal Paternalism
Discusses laws "designed to protect people from themselves" arguing that in general such laws are illegitimate
 
Topic:  Kelley, David Founder and Executive Director of The Objectivist Center
Upd   Articles Interview with Nathaniel Branden
In two parts; topics range from David Kelley, objectivisim, Ayn Rand, his memoir Judgment Day, Barbara Branden, Leonard Peikoff, homosexuality, self-esteem and more
 
Topic:  Liberty The right and ability to act and express oneself in a freely chosen manner
Upd   Articles Libertarianism and Legal Paternalism
Discusses laws "designed to protect people from themselves" arguing that in general such laws are illegitimate
 
Topic:  Liberty, Moral Freedom to engage in acts purportedly injurious to one's self or one's property
Upd   Articles Libertarianism and Legal Paternalism
Discusses laws "designed to protect people from themselves" arguing that in general such laws are illegitimate
 
Topic:  Life The inalienable human right from which other rights are derived
Upd   Articles Interview with Nathaniel Branden
In two parts; topics range from David Kelley, objectivisim, Ayn Rand, his memoir Judgment Day, Barbara Branden, Leonard Peikoff, homosexuality, self-esteem and more
Upd     Libertarianism and Legal Paternalism
Discusses laws "designed to protect people from themselves" arguing that in general such laws are illegitimate
Upd     Interview with David Kelley
Topics discussed include: the Institute for Objectivist Studies, ties between IOS and classical liberal institutions, the Objectivism movement, the split with the Ayn Rand Institute, the marketplace of ideas, open questions in philosophy, and psychology
 
Topic:  Love, Romantic Emotional and sexual relationships between men and women
Upd   Articles Interview with Nathaniel Branden
In two parts; topics range from David Kelley, objectivisim, Ayn Rand, his memoir Judgment Day, Barbara Branden, Leonard Peikoff, homosexuality, self-esteem and more
 
Topic:  Mill, John Stuart Nineteenth century British philosopher and economist, author of On Liberty
Upd   Articles Libertarianism and Legal Paternalism
Discusses laws "designed to protect people from themselves" arguing that in general such laws are illegitimate
 
Topic:  Objectivism Philosophy put forth by Ayn Rand
Upd   Articles Interview with Nathaniel Branden
In two parts; topics range from David Kelley, objectivisim, Ayn Rand, his memoir Judgment Day, Barbara Branden, Leonard Peikoff, homosexuality, self-esteem and more
 
Topic:  Personal Responsibility Accepting the consequences of one's actions
Upd   Articles Interview with Nathaniel Branden
In two parts; topics range from David Kelley, objectivisim, Ayn Rand, his memoir Judgment Day, Barbara Branden, Leonard Peikoff, homosexuality, self-esteem and more
 
Topic:  Psychology The sudy of the mind and of human behavior
Upd   Articles Interview with Nathaniel Branden
In two parts; topics range from David Kelley, objectivisim, Ayn Rand, his memoir Judgment Day, Barbara Branden, Leonard Peikoff, homosexuality, self-esteem and more
Upd     Interview with David Kelley
Topics discussed include: the Institute for Objectivist Studies, ties between IOS and classical liberal institutions, the Objectivism movement, the split with the Ayn Rand Institute, the marketplace of ideas, open questions in philosophy, and psychology
 
Topic:  Rand, Ayn Objectivist philosopher, novelist
Upd   Articles Interview with Nathaniel Branden
In two parts; topics range from David Kelley, objectivisim, Ayn Rand, his memoir Judgment Day, Barbara Branden, Leonard Peikoff, homosexuality, self-esteem and more
Upd     Interview with David Kelley
Topics discussed include: the Institute for Objectivist Studies, ties between IOS and classical liberal institutions, the Objectivism movement, the split with the Ayn Rand Institute, the marketplace of ideas, open questions in philosophy, and psychology
 
Topic:  Sciabarra, Chris Matthew Politics scholar at New York University, editor of The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies
Upd   Articles Interview with Nathaniel Branden
In two parts; topics range from David Kelley, objectivisim, Ayn Rand, his memoir Judgment Day, Barbara Branden, Leonard Peikoff, homosexuality, self-esteem and more
 
Topic:  Self-Esteem Confidence and respect in oneself
Upd   Articles Interview with Nathaniel Branden
In two parts; topics range from David Kelley, objectivisim, Ayn Rand, his memoir Judgment Day, Barbara Branden, Leonard Peikoff, homosexuality, self-esteem and more
 
Topic:  Sexual Pleasure Sensual gratification from sexual activities
Upd   Articles Interview with Nathaniel Branden
In two parts; topics range from David Kelley, objectivisim, Ayn Rand, his memoir Judgment Day, Barbara Branden, Leonard Peikoff, homosexuality, self-esteem and more
 
Topic:  Simon, Julian Professor of Business Administration, author
Upd   Articles Interview with David Kelley
Topics discussed include: the Institute for Objectivist Studies, ties between IOS and classical liberal institutions, the Objectivism movement, the split with the Ayn Rand Institute, the marketplace of ideas, open questions in philosophy, and psychology
 
14 Jan 2022
Topic:  Communism Socio-economic system in which private property rights are eliminated
Upd   Articles The Humanitarian with the Guillotine
Reprinted from The God of the Machine (1943), chapter XX; analyzes the negative consequences of "humanitarians" (or professional philanthropists) and politicians act to provide relief to the needy
 
Topic:  Epistemology Branch of philosophy that studies the nature of knowledge
Upd   Articles Herbert Spencer's Theory of Causation
Discusses Spencer's epistemology, his views on causation and how it affects social interactions, concluding with his ethical theory and concept of justice
 
Topic:  Ethics Branch of philosophy that studies the values that guide human conduct
Upd   Articles Herbert Spencer's Theory of Causation
Discusses Spencer's epistemology, his views on causation and how it affects social interactions, concluding with his ethical theory and concept of justice
 
Topic:  Life The inalienable human right from which other rights are derived
Upd   Articles Hard Cases Make Bad Law
Discusses the attempt by members of the U.S. Congress to have U.S. federal courts intervene in the Terri Schiavo case, already decided by a Florida district court
Upd     The Humanitarian with the Guillotine
Reprinted from The God of the Machine (1943), chapter XX; analyzes the negative consequences of "humanitarians" (or professional philanthropists) and politicians act to provide relief to the needy
Upd     Herbert Spencer's Theory of Causation
Discusses Spencer's epistemology, his views on causation and how it affects social interactions, concluding with his ethical theory and concept of justice
 
Topic:  Paterson, Isabel Canadian-born, American literary critic, author of The God of the Machine
Upd   Writings The Humanitarian with the Guillotine
Reprinted from The God of the Machine (1943), chapter XX; analyzes the negative consequences of "humanitarians" (or professional philanthropists) and politicians act to provide relief to the needy
 
Topic:  Personal Responsibility Accepting the consequences of one's actions
Upd   Articles The Humanitarian with the Guillotine
Reprinted from The God of the Machine (1943), chapter XX; analyzes the negative consequences of "humanitarians" (or professional philanthropists) and politicians act to provide relief to the needy
 
Topic:  Philosophy The study of questions about existence, knowledge and ethics
Upd   Articles Herbert Spencer's Theory of Causation
Discusses Spencer's epistemology, his views on causation and how it affects social interactions, concluding with his ethical theory and concept of justice
 
Topic:  Smith, George H. Writer, author of Why Atheism?
Upd   Writings Herbert Spencer's Theory of Causation
Discusses Spencer's epistemology, his views on causation and how it affects social interactions, concluding with his ethical theory and concept of justice
 
Topic:  Spencer, Herbert 19th century English philosopher
Upd   Articles Herbert Spencer's Theory of Causation
Discusses Spencer's epistemology, his views on causation and how it affects social interactions, concluding with his ethical theory and concept of justice
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles The Humanitarian with the Guillotine
Reprinted from The God of the Machine (1943), chapter XX; analyzes the negative consequences of "humanitarians" (or professional philanthropists) and politicians act to provide relief to the needy
 
Topic:  World War II Worldwide conflict from 1939 to 1945
Upd   Articles The Humanitarian with the Guillotine
Reprinted from The God of the Machine (1943), chapter XX; analyzes the negative consequences of "humanitarians" (or professional philanthropists) and politicians act to provide relief to the needy
 
13 Jan 2022
Topic:  Economics Study of the means that human beings use to satisfy their individually desired ends
Upd   Articles The Economics of Self-Ownership
Explores ten economic arguments in justification of the self-ownership axiom
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles The Economics of Self-Ownership
Explores ten economic arguments in justification of the self-ownership axiom
 
Topic:  Learning The process of acquiring knowledge or skills
Upd   Articles The Economics of Self-Ownership
Explores ten economic arguments in justification of the self-ownership axiom
 
Topic:  Life The inalienable human right from which other rights are derived
Upd   Articles The Economics of Self-Ownership
Explores ten economic arguments in justification of the self-ownership axiom
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Economist of the Austrian School, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Articles The Economics of Self-Ownership
Explores ten economic arguments in justification of the self-ownership axiom
 
Topic:  Self-ownership The principle that each individual owns his or her body and life
Upd   Articles The Economics of Self-Ownership
Explores ten economic arguments in justification of the self-ownership axiom
 
12 Jan 2022
Topic:  Branden, Barbara Writer and lecturer, author of The Passion of Ayn Rand
Upd   Books Authored The Passion of Ayn Rand
Contents: Prologue - We The Living - The Fountainhead - Atlas Shrugged - Denouement - Epilogue; basis for the 1999 film starring Helen Mirren
 
Topic:  Cold War The struggle between the so-called superpowers and their respective allies during the second half of the 20th century
Upd   Articles The Death of Politics
Discusses libertarianism, contrasting it with both conservatism and modern liberalism, including specific policy differences
 
Topic:  Communications Technology Design, construction and maintenance of communications systems
Upd   Articles Alternative Medicine Is Libertarian Medicine
Discusses several aspects of healthcare, including self-ownership, being responsible for our own care, decentralized information, the collapse of external authorities and the dehumanizing decisions resulting from institutionalized healthcare
 
Topic:  Conservatism Political philosophy that emphasizes respect for traditional institutions
Upd   Articles The Death of Politics
Discusses libertarianism, contrasting it with both conservatism and modern liberalism, including specific policy differences
 
Topic:  Corporatism Socio-economic system in which large businesses exert influence over and benefit from government policies
Upd   Articles The Death of Politics
Discusses libertarianism, contrasting it with both conservatism and modern liberalism, including specific policy differences
 
Topic:  Drugs, War on Legislation and enforcement actions against substances that are deemed to be addictive or otherwise dangerous
Upd   Articles The Death of Politics
Discusses libertarianism, contrasting it with both conservatism and modern liberalism, including specific policy differences
 
Topic:  Entrepreneurship Managerial skills and willingness to take risks in the production of goods and services
Upd   Articles The Death of Politics
Discusses libertarianism, contrasting it with both conservatism and modern liberalism, including specific policy differences
 
Topic:  Fascism Politico-economic system where the means of production are nominally in private hands but controlled by a combination of state and business interests
Upd   Articles Alternative Medicine Is Libertarian Medicine
Discusses several aspects of healthcare, including self-ownership, being responsible for our own care, decentralized information, the collapse of external authorities and the dehumanizing decisions resulting from institutionalized healthcare
 
Topic:  Goldwater, Barry Arizona Senator and 1964 Republican presidential candidate
Upd   Articles The Death of Politics
Discusses libertarianism, contrasting it with both conservatism and modern liberalism, including specific policy differences
 
Topic:  Harper, F. A. Economics professor, founder of the Institute for Humane Studies
Upd   Articles Alternative Medicine Is Libertarian Medicine
Discusses several aspects of healthcare, including self-ownership, being responsible for our own care, decentralized information, the collapse of external authorities and the dehumanizing decisions resulting from institutionalized healthcare
 
Topic:  Health Care Preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic and other services related to the health of an individual
Upd   Articles Alternative Medicine Is Libertarian Medicine
Discusses several aspects of healthcare, including self-ownership, being responsible for our own care, decentralized information, the collapse of external authorities and the dehumanizing decisions resulting from institutionalized healthcare
 
Topic:  Hess, Karl Editor of Libertarian Party News 1986-1990, Barry Goldwater speechwriter
Upd   Writings The Death of Politics
Discusses libertarianism, contrasting it with both conservatism and modern liberalism, including specific policy differences
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles The Death of Politics
Discusses libertarianism, contrasting it with both conservatism and modern liberalism, including specific policy differences
Upd     Alternative Medicine Is Libertarian Medicine
Discusses several aspects of healthcare, including self-ownership, being responsible for our own care, decentralized information, the collapse of external authorities and the dehumanizing decisions resulting from institutionalized healthcare
 
Upd Topic:  Life The inalienable human right from which other rights are derived
Upd   Articles The Death of Politics
Discusses libertarianism, contrasting it with both conservatism and modern liberalism, including specific policy differences
Upd     Alternative Medicine Is Libertarian Medicine
Discusses several aspects of healthcare, including self-ownership, being responsible for our own care, decentralized information, the collapse of external authorities and the dehumanizing decisions resulting from institutionalized healthcare
 
Topic:  Mill, John Stuart Nineteenth century British philosopher and economist, author of On Liberty
Upd   Books Authored Autobiography
Partial contents: I. Childhood and Early Education - II. Moral Influences in Early Youth. My Father's Character and Opinions - III. Last Stage of Education and First of Self-education - IV. Youthful Propagandism. The Westminster Review
 
Topic:  Monopoly Exclusive control by someone or some group of the means of producing or selling a good or service
Upd   Articles The Death of Politics
Discusses libertarianism, contrasting it with both conservatism and modern liberalism, including specific policy differences
 
Topic:  Personal Responsibility Accepting the consequences of one's actions
Upd   Articles Alternative Medicine Is Libertarian Medicine
Discusses several aspects of healthcare, including self-ownership, being responsible for our own care, decentralized information, the collapse of external authorities and the dehumanizing decisions resulting from institutionalized healthcare
 
Topic:  Politics The practices of guiding, influencing or controlling government
Upd   Articles The Death of Politics
Discusses libertarianism, contrasting it with both conservatism and modern liberalism, including specific policy differences
 
Topic:  Rand, Ayn Objectivist philosopher, novelist
Upd   Articles The Death of Politics
Discusses libertarianism, contrasting it with both conservatism and modern liberalism, including specific policy differences
Upd   Books The Passion of Ayn Rand
Contents: Prologue - We The Living - The Fountainhead - Atlas Shrugged - Denouement - Epilogue; basis for the 1999 film starring Helen Mirren
 
Topic:  Self-ownership The principle that each individual owns his or her body and life
Upd   Articles Alternative Medicine Is Libertarian Medicine
Discusses several aspects of healthcare, including self-ownership, being responsible for our own care, decentralized information, the collapse of external authorities and the dehumanizing decisions resulting from institutionalized healthcare
 
Topic:  Shaffer, Butler Professor of law at Southwestern University
Upd   Writings Alternative Medicine Is Libertarian Medicine
Discusses several aspects of healthcare, including self-ownership, being responsible for our own care, decentralized information, the collapse of external authorities and the dehumanizing decisions resulting from institutionalized healthcare
 
Topic:  Speech, Freedom of Liberty to speak, write or otherwise express oneself
Upd   Articles The Death of Politics
Discusses libertarianism, contrasting it with both conservatism and modern liberalism, including specific policy differences
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles Alternative Medicine Is Libertarian Medicine
Discusses several aspects of healthcare, including self-ownership, being responsible for our own care, decentralized information, the collapse of external authorities and the dehumanizing decisions resulting from institutionalized healthcare
 
Topic:  Technology Practical application of engineering or technical processes
Upd   Articles The Death of Politics
Discusses libertarianism, contrasting it with both conservatism and modern liberalism, including specific policy differences
 
11 Jan 2022
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles Why Do Intellectuals Oppose Capitalism?
Posits that "wordsmith" (as opposed to "numbersmith") intellectuals often resent capitalism because the market society does not reward them as their schooling did
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles Why Do Intellectuals Oppose Capitalism?
Posits that "wordsmith" (as opposed to "numbersmith") intellectuals often resent capitalism because the market society does not reward them as their schooling did
 
Topic:  Nozick, Robert Professor of philosophy, author of Anarchy, State, and Utopia
Upd   Writings Why Do Intellectuals Oppose Capitalism?
Posits that "wordsmith" (as opposed to "numbersmith") intellectuals often resent capitalism because the market society does not reward them as their schooling did
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles Why Do Intellectuals Oppose Capitalism?
Posits that "wordsmith" (as opposed to "numbersmith") intellectuals often resent capitalism because the market society does not reward them as their schooling did
 
Topic:  Society Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
Upd   Articles Why Do Intellectuals Oppose Capitalism?
Posits that "wordsmith" (as opposed to "numbersmith") intellectuals often resent capitalism because the market society does not reward them as their schooling did
 
10 Jan 2022
Topic:  Cold War The struggle between the so-called superpowers and their respective allies during the second half of the 20th century
Upd   Articles The War the Government Cannot Win
Discusses how government cannnot win the war on terror because economic law is more powerful than the state
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles Spencer, Herbert (1820-1903)
Biographical essay
 
Topic:  Economics Study of the means that human beings use to satisfy their individually desired ends
Upd   Articles The War the Government Cannot Win
Discusses how government cannnot win the war on terror because economic law is more powerful than the state
 
Topic:  Entrepreneurship Managerial skills and willingness to take risks in the production of goods and services
Upd   Articles Smoking Bans Are Dangerous to a Free Society's Health
Argues against proposed legislation in the city of Baltimore and the state of Maryland to ban smoking in restaurants and bars
 
Topic:  Ethics Branch of philosophy that studies the values that guide human conduct
Upd   Articles Try This On Your Friends
Poses a riddle about the extent to which government is needed
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles Try This On Your Friends
Poses a riddle about the extent to which government is needed
Upd     The War the Government Cannot Win
Discusses how government cannnot win the war on terror because economic law is more powerful than the state
Upd     Spencer, Herbert (1820-1903)
Biographical essay
 
Topic:  Harper, F. A. Economics professor, founder of the Institute for Humane Studies
Upd   Writings Try This On Your Friends
Poses a riddle about the extent to which government is needed
 
Topic:  Hayek, Friedrich 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Sciences
Upd   Articles Up From Freedom: Friedrich von Hayek and the Defence of Liberty
Opens with biographical and bibliographical details and then discusses Hayek's insights. concluding that he was fortunate to witness the collapse of communism which "demonstrated the practical impossibility" of social engineering
 
Topic:  Health The general condition of the body; freedom from physical disease or pain
Upd   Articles Smoking Bans Are Dangerous to a Free Society's Health
Argues against proposed legislation in the city of Baltimore and the state of Maryland to ban smoking in restaurants and bars
 
Topic:  Iraq Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 2005 by the Jumhūriyyat Al-‘Irāq
Upd   Articles The War the Government Cannot Win
Discusses how government cannnot win the war on terror because economic law is more powerful than the state
 
Topic:  Iraq War Invasion of Iraq by the U.S. and other countries, purportedly to find weapons of mass destruction
Upd   Articles The War the Government Cannot Win
Discusses how government cannnot win the war on terror because economic law is more powerful than the state
 
Topic:  Liberty The right and ability to act and express oneself in a freely chosen manner
Upd   Articles The War the Government Cannot Win
Discusses how government cannnot win the war on terror because economic law is more powerful than the state
 
Topic:  Liberty, Individual Enjoyment by individuals of social, political and economic rights
Upd   Articles Spencer, Herbert (1820-1903)
Biographical essay
 
Topic:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Articles The War the Government Cannot Win
Discusses how government cannnot win the war on terror because economic law is more powerful than the state
 
Topic:  Rockwell, Lew President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and editor of LewRockwell.com
Upd   Writings The War the Government Cannot Win
Discusses how government cannnot win the war on terror because economic law is more powerful than the state
 
Topic:  Smith, George H. Writer, author of Why Atheism?
Upd   Writings Spencer, Herbert (1820-1903)
Biographical essay
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles The War the Government Cannot Win
Discusses how government cannnot win the war on terror because economic law is more powerful than the state
 
Topic:  Society Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
Upd   Articles Try This On Your Friends
Poses a riddle about the extent to which government is needed
Upd     The War the Government Cannot Win
Discusses how government cannnot win the war on terror because economic law is more powerful than the state
Upd     Smoking Bans Are Dangerous to a Free Society's Health
Argues against proposed legislation in the city of Baltimore and the state of Maryland to ban smoking in restaurants and bars
Upd     Spencer, Herbert (1820-1903)
Biographical essay
 
Topic:  Spencer, Herbert 19th century English philosopher
Upd   Reference Spencer, Herbert (1820-1903)
Biographical essay
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles The War the Government Cannot Win
Discusses how government cannnot win the war on terror because economic law is more powerful than the state
 
Topic:  Terrorism The systematic use of violence to attempt to achieve ideological goals
Upd   Articles The War the Government Cannot Win
Discusses how government cannnot win the war on terror because economic law is more powerful than the state
 
Topic:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles The War the Government Cannot Win
Discusses how government cannnot win the war on terror because economic law is more powerful than the state
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles The War the Government Cannot Win
Discusses how government cannnot win the war on terror because economic law is more powerful than the state
 
8 Jan 2022
Topic:  Ruwart, Mary Pharmaceutical research scientist, author of Healing Our World, 2008 LP presidential aspirant
Upd   Websites Official Site of Dr. Mary Ruwart - Author of Healing Our World
Personal website, includes profile page, blog, sections on her three major works and an archive of the late Lee Wrights LibertyForAll.net site
 
7 Jan 2022
Topic:  Anarcho-Capitalism Political theory that rejects governmental authority and advocates laissez-faire capitalism
Upd   Articles Robert Nozick, Philosopher of Liberty
Focuses mainly on Nozick's contributions in Anarchy, State, and Utopia, with brief reference to his later works and his death earlier in 2002
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles Robert Nozick, Philosopher of Liberty
Focuses mainly on Nozick's contributions in Anarchy, State, and Utopia, with brief reference to his later works and his death earlier in 2002
 
Topic:  Long, Roderick T. Professor of philosophy at Auburn University, president of the Molinari Institute
Upd   Writings Robert Nozick, Philosopher of Liberty
Focuses mainly on Nozick's contributions in Anarchy, State, and Utopia, with brief reference to his later works and his death earlier in 2002
 
Topic:  Nozick, Robert Professor of philosophy, author of Anarchy, State, and Utopia
Upd   Articles Robert Nozick, Philosopher of Liberty
Focuses mainly on Nozick's contributions in Anarchy, State, and Utopia, with brief reference to his later works and his death earlier in 2002
 
Topic:  Society Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
Upd   Articles Robert Nozick, Philosopher of Liberty
Focuses mainly on Nozick's contributions in Anarchy, State, and Utopia, with brief reference to his later works and his death earlier in 2002
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles Robert Nozick, Philosopher of Liberty
Focuses mainly on Nozick's contributions in Anarchy, State, and Utopia, with brief reference to his later works and his death earlier in 2002
 
6 Jan 2022
Topic:  Bentham, Jeremy 18th/19th century English philosopher and legal scholar, an early proponent of utilitarianism
Upd   Articles Reasoning on the Nature of Things
Discusses how natural law doctrines were repudiated by utilitarians, why natural rights are important from an economic viewpoint, how the rights to life, liberty and property can be construed and what the author understands as the "social contract"
 
Topic:  Bill of Rights, United States First 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution
Upd   Articles The Quest for Cosmic Justice
Review of The Quest for Cosmic Justice (1999) by Thomas Sowell
 
Topic:  Branden, Nathaniel Psychotherapist, author of The Psychology of Self-Esteem
Upd   Biography About Nathaniel Branden
At what used to be his personal website
 
Topic:  Communism Socio-economic system in which private property rights are eliminated
Upd   Articles The Quest for Cosmic Justice
Review of The Quest for Cosmic Justice (1999) by Thomas Sowell
 
Topic:  Ebeling, Richard Professor of economics, former president of the Foundation for Economic Education
Upd   Writings The Quest for Cosmic Justice
Review of The Quest for Cosmic Justice (1999) by Thomas Sowell
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles Reasoning on the Nature of Things
Discusses how natural law doctrines were repudiated by utilitarians, why natural rights are important from an economic viewpoint, how the rights to life, liberty and property can be construed and what the author understands as the "social contract"
 
Topic:  Law Set of rules and guidelines intended to influence social behavior
Upd   Articles Reasoning on the Nature of Things
Discusses how natural law doctrines were repudiated by utilitarians, why natural rights are important from an economic viewpoint, how the rights to life, liberty and property can be construed and what the author understands as the "social contract"
 
Topic:  Law, Rule of Legal environment where cases are handled in a non-arbitrary manner
Upd   Articles The Quest for Cosmic Justice
Review of The Quest for Cosmic Justice (1999) by Thomas Sowell
 
Topic:  Liberty The right and ability to act and express oneself in a freely chosen manner
Upd   Articles Reasoning on the Nature of Things
Discusses how natural law doctrines were repudiated by utilitarians, why natural rights are important from an economic viewpoint, how the rights to life, liberty and property can be construed and what the author understands as the "social contract"
 
Topic:  Mill, John Stuart Nineteenth century British philosopher and economist, author of On Liberty
Upd   Articles Reasoning on the Nature of Things
Discusses how natural law doctrines were repudiated by utilitarians, why natural rights are important from an economic viewpoint, how the rights to life, liberty and property can be construed and what the author understands as the "social contract"
 
Topic:  Philosophy The study of questions about existence, knowledge and ethics
Upd   Articles Reasoning on the Nature of Things
Discusses how natural law doctrines were repudiated by utilitarians, why natural rights are important from an economic viewpoint, how the rights to life, liberty and property can be construed and what the author understands as the "social contract"
 
Topic:  Smith, Adam Eighteenth century Scottish economist, author of The Wealth of Nations
Upd   Articles Reasoning on the Nature of Things
Discusses how natural law doctrines were repudiated by utilitarians, why natural rights are important from an economic viewpoint, how the rights to life, liberty and property can be construed and what the author understands as the "social contract"
 
Topic:  Society Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
Upd   Articles The Quest for Cosmic Justice
Review of The Quest for Cosmic Justice (1999) by Thomas Sowell
 
Topic:  Sowell, Thomas Author, syndicated columnist, fellow at the Hoover Institution
Upd   Articles The Quest for Cosmic Justice
Review of The Quest for Cosmic Justice (1999) by Thomas Sowell
 
4 Jan 2022
Topic:  Communism Socio-economic system in which private property rights are eliminated
Upd   Articles The Production of Security
Questions whether the provision of security to citizens should be an exception to the economic principle of free competition, delving into arguments favoring monopolistic and communistic government and concluding with a hypothetical free market example
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles The Production of Security
Questions whether the provision of security to citizens should be an exception to the economic principle of free competition, delving into arguments favoring monopolistic and communistic government and concluding with a hypothetical free market example
 
Topic:  Epistemology Branch of philosophy that studies the nature of knowledge
Upd   Articles Popper, Karl (1902-1994)
Biographical essay
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles On Evil Acts
Analyzes the typical mainstream ("liberal") and conservative responses to acts of violence such as the April 2007 Virginia Tech shooting
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles The Production of Security
Questions whether the provision of security to citizens should be an exception to the economic principle of free competition, delving into arguments favoring monopolistic and communistic government and concluding with a hypothetical free market example
 
Topic:  Hayek, Friedrich 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Sciences
Upd   Articles Popper, Karl (1902-1994)
Biographical essay
 
Topic:  Long, Roderick T. Professor of philosophy at Auburn University, president of the Molinari Institute
Upd   Articles The Open Society and Its Worst Enemies
Considers the 7-9 January 2015 attacks in Paris and contrasts the choice between an open, free society and imperialistic, militaristic foreign intervention
 
Topic:  Molinari, Gustave de 19th century Belgian/French economist, considered the originator of market-anarchism
Upd   Writings The Production of Security
Questions whether the provision of security to citizens should be an exception to the economic principle of free competition, delving into arguments favoring monopolistic and communistic government and concluding with a hypothetical free market example
 
Topic:  Monopoly Exclusive control by someone or some group of the means of producing or selling a good or service
Upd   Articles The Production of Security
Questions whether the provision of security to citizens should be an exception to the economic principle of free competition, delving into arguments favoring monopolistic and communistic government and concluding with a hypothetical free market example
 
Topic:  Nock, Albert Jay Author of Our Enemy, The State, founder of The Freeman (1920-24)
Upd   Articles Oppenheimer, Franz (1864-1943)
Biographical essay
 
Topic:  Oppenheimer, Franz German sociologist and economist, author of The State
Upd   Reference Oppenheimer, Franz (1864-1943)
Biographical essay
 
Topic:  Popper, Karl 20th century Austrian-born British philosopher
Upd   Reference Popper, Karl (1902-1994)
Biographical essay
 
Topic:  Smith, George H. Writer, author of Why Atheism?
Upd   Writings Oppenheimer, Franz (1864-1943)
Biographical essay
 
Topic:  Society Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
Upd   Articles Liberty Defined
Speech to the Mont Pelerin Society; Harper first offers his definition of liberty, then explores "adulterated" definitions, its relation to morals, moral law and basic humans rights, ending with his hope for the cause of liberty
Upd     The Production of Security
Questions whether the provision of security to citizens should be an exception to the economic principle of free competition, delving into arguments favoring monopolistic and communistic government and concluding with a hypothetical free market example
Upd     Oppenheimer, Franz (1864-1943)
Biographical essay
Upd     Popper, Karl (1902-1994)
Biographical essay
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles Oppenheimer, Franz (1864-1943)
Biographical essay
 
3 Jan 2022
Topic:  Arms, Right to Keep and Bear Right of individuals to own firearms
Upd   Articles The Invisible Hand Is a Gentle Hand
Originally published at HarryBrowne.org; defends the free market and individual liberty, quoting among others Bastiat, Thomas Jefferson, David and Milton Friedman, John Lott, Isabel Paterson, Proudhon, Adam Smith, Sowell, John Stossel and Walter Williams
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles Introductory
Chapter I
 
Topic:  Drugs, War on Legislation and enforcement actions against substances that are deemed to be addictive or otherwise dangerous
Upd   Articles The Invisible Hand Is a Gentle Hand
Originally published at HarryBrowne.org; defends the free market and individual liberty, quoting among others Bastiat, Thomas Jefferson, David and Milton Friedman, John Lott, Isabel Paterson, Proudhon, Adam Smith, Sowell, John Stossel and Walter Williams
 
Topic:  Eminent Domain Protections Restrictions on the power of governments to take private property for public use
Upd   Articles The Invisible Hand Is a Gentle Hand
Originally published at HarryBrowne.org; defends the free market and individual liberty, quoting among others Bastiat, Thomas Jefferson, David and Milton Friedman, John Lott, Isabel Paterson, Proudhon, Adam Smith, Sowell, John Stossel and Walter Williams
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles The Invisible Hand Is a Gentle Hand
Originally published at HarryBrowne.org; defends the free market and individual liberty, quoting among others Bastiat, Thomas Jefferson, David and Milton Friedman, John Lott, Isabel Paterson, Proudhon, Adam Smith, Sowell, John Stossel and Walter Williams
 
Topic:  Friedman, David D. Professor of Law and Economics
Upd   Articles The Invisible Hand Is a Gentle Hand
Originally published at HarryBrowne.org; defends the free market and individual liberty, quoting among others Bastiat, Thomas Jefferson, David and Milton Friedman, John Lott, Isabel Paterson, Proudhon, Adam Smith, Sowell, John Stossel and Walter Williams
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles The Invisible Hand Is a Gentle Hand
Originally published at HarryBrowne.org; defends the free market and individual liberty, quoting among others Bastiat, Thomas Jefferson, David and Milton Friedman, John Lott, Isabel Paterson, Proudhon, Adam Smith, Sowell, John Stossel and Walter Williams
Upd     Introductory
Chapter I
 
Topic:  Hancock, John Signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, president of the Second Continental Congress
Upd   Web Pages Signers of the Declaration of Independence: John Hancock
Includes portrait, biographical details and essay
 
Topic:  Harris, Sharon President of The Advocates for Self-Government
Upd   Writings The Invisible Hand Is a Gentle Hand
Originally published at HarryBrowne.org; defends the free market and individual liberty, quoting among others Bastiat, Thomas Jefferson, David and Milton Friedman, John Lott, Isabel Paterson, Proudhon, Adam Smith, Sowell, John Stossel and Walter Williams
 
Topic:  Health Care Preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic and other services related to the health of an individual
Upd   Articles The Invisible Hand Is a Gentle Hand
Originally published at HarryBrowne.org; defends the free market and individual liberty, quoting among others Bastiat, Thomas Jefferson, David and Milton Friedman, John Lott, Isabel Paterson, Proudhon, Adam Smith, Sowell, John Stossel and Walter Williams
 
Topic:  Liberty, Individual Enjoyment by individuals of social, political and economic rights
Upd   Articles Introductory
Chapter I
 
Topic:  Medicine The science and art of preventing, diagnosing and treating disease
Upd   Articles The Invisible Hand Is a Gentle Hand
Originally published at HarryBrowne.org; defends the free market and individual liberty, quoting among others Bastiat, Thomas Jefferson, David and Milton Friedman, John Lott, Isabel Paterson, Proudhon, Adam Smith, Sowell, John Stossel and Walter Williams
 
Topic:  Mill, John Stuart Nineteenth century British philosopher and economist, author of On Liberty
Upd   Writings Introductory
Chapter I
 
Topic:  Private Property Ownership of assets by individuals or non-governmental legal entities
Upd   Articles The Invisible Hand Is a Gentle Hand
Originally published at HarryBrowne.org; defends the free market and individual liberty, quoting among others Bastiat, Thomas Jefferson, David and Milton Friedman, John Lott, Isabel Paterson, Proudhon, Adam Smith, Sowell, John Stossel and Walter Williams
 
Topic:  Prohibition Laws forbidding the production, sale, transportation or consumption of alcoholic beverages
Upd   Articles The Invisible Hand Is a Gentle Hand
Originally published at HarryBrowne.org; defends the free market and individual liberty, quoting among others Bastiat, Thomas Jefferson, David and Milton Friedman, John Lott, Isabel Paterson, Proudhon, Adam Smith, Sowell, John Stossel and Walter Williams
 
Topic:  Religion, Freedom of Liberty to practice any or no religion
Upd   Articles Introductory
Chapter I
 
Topic:  Smith, Adam Eighteenth century Scottish economist, author of The Wealth of Nations
Upd   Articles The Invisible Hand Is a Gentle Hand
Originally published at HarryBrowne.org; defends the free market and individual liberty, quoting among others Bastiat, Thomas Jefferson, David and Milton Friedman, John Lott, Isabel Paterson, Proudhon, Adam Smith, Sowell, John Stossel and Walter Williams
 
Topic:  Social Security Tax Tax imposed on employers and employees to fund the Social Security system
Upd   Articles The Invisible Hand Is a Gentle Hand
Originally published at HarryBrowne.org; defends the free market and individual liberty, quoting among others Bastiat, Thomas Jefferson, David and Milton Friedman, John Lott, Isabel Paterson, Proudhon, Adam Smith, Sowell, John Stossel and Walter Williams
 
Topic:  Society Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
Upd   Articles The Invisible Hand Is a Gentle Hand
Originally published at HarryBrowne.org; defends the free market and individual liberty, quoting among others Bastiat, Thomas Jefferson, David and Milton Friedman, John Lott, Isabel Paterson, Proudhon, Adam Smith, Sowell, John Stossel and Walter Williams
Upd     Introductory
Chapter I
 
Topic:  Speech, Freedom of Liberty to speak, write or otherwise express oneself
Upd   Articles Introductory
Chapter I
 
Topic:  Spooner, Lysander Lawyer, abolitionist, entrepreneur, legal theorist and political radical
Upd   Articles The Invisible Hand Is a Gentle Hand
Originally published at HarryBrowne.org; defends the free market and individual liberty, quoting among others Bastiat, Thomas Jefferson, David and Milton Friedman, John Lott, Isabel Paterson, Proudhon, Adam Smith, Sowell, John Stossel and Walter Williams
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles The Invisible Hand Is a Gentle Hand
Originally published at HarryBrowne.org; defends the free market and individual liberty, quoting among others Bastiat, Thomas Jefferson, David and Milton Friedman, John Lott, Isabel Paterson, Proudhon, Adam Smith, Sowell, John Stossel and Walter Williams
 
31 Dec 2021
Topic:  Aristotle Greek philosopher, tutor of young Alexander the Great
Upd   Articles Herbert Spencer - Hero of the Day
Argues that Spencer was a pioneer of "dialectical" (context-keeping) libertarianism
 
Topic:  Arms, Right to Keep and Bear Right of individuals to own firearms
Upd   Articles The Idea of a Private Law Society
Discusses the problem of social order, i.e., rules to regulate the use of "everything scarce so that all possible conflicts can be ruled out"
 
Topic:  Bush, George W. Forty-third President of the United States
Upd   Articles If the State Falls, Does Society Crumble?
Discusses the situation in Iraq four years after the 2003 invasion and evaluates the question of "just how integral is the state to society?"
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles The Idea of a Private Law Society
Discusses the problem of social order, i.e., rules to regulate the use of "everything scarce so that all possible conflicts can be ruled out"
 
Topic:  Economic Resources Natural, human and man-made factors used in the production of goods and services
Upd   Articles The Idea of a Private Law Society
Discusses the problem of social order, i.e., rules to regulate the use of "everything scarce so that all possible conflicts can be ruled out"
 
Topic:  George Mason University Two Nobel laureates in Economic Sciences
Upd   Websites GMU.edu - George Mason University
Sections include academics, research, library, admissions and student life
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles The Idea of a Private Law Society
Discusses the problem of social order, i.e., rules to regulate the use of "everything scarce so that all possible conflicts can be ruled out"
 
Topic:  Iraq Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 2005 by the Jumhūriyyat Al-‘Irāq
Upd   Articles If the State Falls, Does Society Crumble?
Discusses the situation in Iraq four years after the 2003 invasion and evaluates the question of "just how integral is the state to society?"
 
Topic:  Law Set of rules and guidelines intended to influence social behavior
Upd   Articles The Idea of a Private Law Society
Discusses the problem of social order, i.e., rules to regulate the use of "everything scarce so that all possible conflicts can be ruled out"
 
Topic:  Monopoly Exclusive control by someone or some group of the means of producing or selling a good or service
Upd   Articles The Idea of a Private Law Society
Discusses the problem of social order, i.e., rules to regulate the use of "everything scarce so that all possible conflicts can be ruled out"
 
Topic:  Private Property Ownership of assets by individuals or non-governmental legal entities
Upd   Articles The Idea of a Private Law Society
Discusses the problem of social order, i.e., rules to regulate the use of "everything scarce so that all possible conflicts can be ruled out"
 
Topic:  Rockwell, Lew President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and editor of LewRockwell.com
Upd   Writings If the State Falls, Does Society Crumble?
Discusses the situation in Iraq four years after the 2003 invasion and evaluates the question of "just how integral is the state to society?"
 
Topic:  Society Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
Upd   Articles The Idea of a Private Law Society
Discusses the problem of social order, i.e., rules to regulate the use of "everything scarce so that all possible conflicts can be ruled out"
Upd     If the State Falls, Does Society Crumble?
Discusses the situation in Iraq four years after the 2003 invasion and evaluates the question of "just how integral is the state to society?"
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles The Idea of a Private Law Society
Discusses the problem of social order, i.e., rules to regulate the use of "everything scarce so that all possible conflicts can be ruled out"
Upd     If the State Falls, Does Society Crumble?
Discusses the situation in Iraq four years after the 2003 invasion and evaluates the question of "just how integral is the state to society?"
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles The Idea of a Private Law Society
Discusses the problem of social order, i.e., rules to regulate the use of "everything scarce so that all possible conflicts can be ruled out"
 
30 Dec 2021
Topic:  Branden, Nathaniel Psychotherapist, author of The Psychology of Self-Esteem
Upd   Websites Nathaniel Branden
Branden's personal website while alive; includes discussions about children, objectivism, politics, relationships, self-esteem, work and sentence-completion exercises
Upd   Books Authored Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
Essays by Rand, Nathaniel Branden, Alan Greenspan and Robert Hessen; partial list: What is Capitalism? - Gold and Economic Freedom - The Anatomy of Compromise - Conservatism: An Obituary - The New Fascism: Rule by Consensus - The Nature of Government
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Books Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
Essays by Rand, Nathaniel Branden, Alan Greenspan and Robert Hessen; partial list: What is Capitalism? - Gold and Economic Freedom - The Anatomy of Compromise - Conservatism: An Obituary - The New Fascism: Rule by Consensus - The Nature of Government
 
Topic:  Children Sons and daughters; young persons, infants, adolescents
Upd   Articles Henry David Thoreau and "Civil Disobedience," Part 1
After some background and biographical material, describes the event (Thoreau's imprisonment) that led to writing "Civil Disobedience" and Thoreau's reaction to those who paid the tax on his behalf, his jailers, his neighbors and Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
Topic:  Ebeling, Richard Professor of economics, former president of the Foundation for Economic Education
Upd   Writings The Future and Its Enemies
Review of The Future and Its Enemies (1998) by Virginia Postrel
 
Topic:  Emerson, Ralph Waldo Nineteenth century American author, the "Sage of Concord"
Upd   Articles Henry David Thoreau and "Civil Disobedience," Part 1
After some background and biographical material, describes the event (Thoreau's imprisonment) that led to writing "Civil Disobedience" and Thoreau's reaction to those who paid the tax on his behalf, his jailers, his neighbors and Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
Topic:  Ethics Branch of philosophy that studies the values that guide human conduct
Upd   Articles Henry David Thoreau and "Civil Disobedience," Part 1
After some background and biographical material, describes the event (Thoreau's imprisonment) that led to writing "Civil Disobedience" and Thoreau's reaction to those who paid the tax on his behalf, his jailers, his neighbors and Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
Topic:  Evolution The process of gradual transformation of living organisms over time
Upd   Articles Herbert Spencer as an Anthropologist
Traces Spencer's contributions to the fields now known as anthropology and sociology and how his concept of cultural evolution was developed
 
Topic:  Hayek, Friedrich 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Sciences
Upd   Articles The Future and Its Enemies
Review of The Future and Its Enemies (1998) by Virginia Postrel
 
Topic:  Homeschooling Educating children at home
Upd   Articles Herbert Spencer as an Anthropologist
Traces Spencer's contributions to the fields now known as anthropology and sociology and how his concept of cultural evolution was developed
 
Topic:  Law Set of rules and guidelines intended to influence social behavior
Upd   Articles Henry David Thoreau and "Civil Disobedience," Part 1
After some background and biographical material, describes the event (Thoreau's imprisonment) that led to writing "Civil Disobedience" and Thoreau's reaction to those who paid the tax on his behalf, his jailers, his neighbors and Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
Topic:  Learning The process of acquiring knowledge or skills
Upd   Articles The Future and Its Enemies
Review of The Future and Its Enemies (1998) by Virginia Postrel
 
Topic:  Life The inalienable human right from which other rights are derived
Upd   Articles Henry David Thoreau and "Civil Disobedience," Part 1
After some background and biographical material, describes the event (Thoreau's imprisonment) that led to writing "Civil Disobedience" and Thoreau's reaction to those who paid the tax on his behalf, his jailers, his neighbors and Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
Topic:  McElroy, Wendy Author, individualist feminist
Upd   Writings Henry David Thoreau and "Civil Disobedience," Part 1
After some background and biographical material, describes the event (Thoreau's imprisonment) that led to writing "Civil Disobedience" and Thoreau's reaction to those who paid the tax on his behalf, his jailers, his neighbors and Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
Topic:  Mill, John Stuart Nineteenth century British philosopher and economist, author of On Liberty
Upd   Articles Herbert Spencer as an Anthropologist
Traces Spencer's contributions to the fields now known as anthropology and sociology and how his concept of cultural evolution was developed
 
Topic:  Personal Responsibility Accepting the consequences of one's actions
Upd   Articles Freedom, Virtue, and Responsibility, Part 1
Examines some of the reasons why so many believe that drug legalization is a bad idea and that the war on drugs should go on, pointing out that not even penitentaries, German concentration camps or police states are drug free
Upd     Freedom, Virtue, and Responsibility, Part 3
Explains the counterintuitive notion that in order to achieve a caring, compassionate, "good" society it is necessary to allow everyone the freedom to be irresponsible, to do anything they want as long it does not infringe on others' equal freedom
 
Topic:  Postrel, Virginia Author, columnist, former editor of Reason magazine
Upd   Articles The Future and Its Enemies
Review of The Future and Its Enemies (1998) by Virginia Postrel
 
Topic:  Rand, Ayn Objectivist philosopher, novelist
Upd   Books Authored Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
Essays by Rand, Nathaniel Branden, Alan Greenspan and Robert Hessen; partial list: What is Capitalism? - Gold and Economic Freedom - The Anatomy of Compromise - Conservatism: An Obituary - The New Fascism: Rule by Consensus - The Nature of Government
 
Topic:  Resistance to Civil Government Essay by Thoreau, retitled posthumously as "Civil Disobedience", in which he argued that individuals have a duty to resist government-imposed injustice
Upd   Articles Henry David Thoreau and "Civil Disobedience," Part 1
After some background and biographical material, describes the event (Thoreau's imprisonment) that led to writing "Civil Disobedience" and Thoreau's reaction to those who paid the tax on his behalf, his jailers, his neighbors and Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
Topic:  Society Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
Upd   Articles The Future and Its Enemies
Review of The Future and Its Enemies (1998) by Virginia Postrel
Upd     Herbert Spencer as an Anthropologist
Traces Spencer's contributions to the fields now known as anthropology and sociology and how his concept of cultural evolution was developed
 
Topic:  Spencer, Herbert 19th century English philosopher
Upd   Articles Herbert Spencer as an Anthropologist
Traces Spencer's contributions to the fields now known as anthropology and sociology and how his concept of cultural evolution was developed
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles Henry David Thoreau and "Civil Disobedience," Part 1
After some background and biographical material, describes the event (Thoreau's imprisonment) that led to writing "Civil Disobedience" and Thoreau's reaction to those who paid the tax on his behalf, his jailers, his neighbors and Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles Henry David Thoreau and "Civil Disobedience," Part 1
After some background and biographical material, describes the event (Thoreau's imprisonment) that led to writing "Civil Disobedience" and Thoreau's reaction to those who paid the tax on his behalf, his jailers, his neighbors and Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
Topic:  Thoreau, Henry David Nineteenth-century American author, noted for the essay "Civil Disobedience"
Upd   Articles Henry David Thoreau and "Civil Disobedience," Part 1
After some background and biographical material, describes the event (Thoreau's imprisonment) that led to writing "Civil Disobedience" and Thoreau's reaction to those who paid the tax on his behalf, his jailers, his neighbors and Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles Herbert Spencer as an Anthropologist
Traces Spencer's contributions to the fields now known as anthropology and sociology and how his concept of cultural evolution was developed
 
29 Dec 2021
Topic:  Aristotle Greek philosopher, tutor of young Alexander the Great
Upd   Articles Dialectics and Liberty
Written ten years after publication of the first two of Sciabarra's "Dialectic and Liberty" trilogy, discusses Hayek's and Rand's dialectical analysis approaches and suggests that such context-keeping analysis is important in radical libertarian theory
 
Topic:  Bastiat, Frédéric 19th century French economist
Upd   Articles Frédéric Bastiat: Two Hundred Years On
Extensive survey of Bastiat's life and writings
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles Dialectics and Liberty
Written ten years after publication of the first two of Sciabarra's "Dialectic and Liberty" trilogy, discusses Hayek's and Rand's dialectical analysis approaches and suggests that such context-keeping analysis is important in radical libertarian theory
 
Topic:  Dialectics A method of reasoning that explores a subject from various different perspectives
Upd   Articles Dialectics and Liberty
Written ten years after publication of the first two of Sciabarra's "Dialectic and Liberty" trilogy, discusses Hayek's and Rand's dialectical analysis approaches and suggests that such context-keeping analysis is important in radical libertarian theory
 
Topic:  Ebeling, Richard Professor of economics, former president of the Foundation for Economic Education
Upd   Writings The Fable of the Bees Tells the Story of Society
Discusses the "moral" of Mandeville's work The Fable of the Bees, that "prosperous, wealthy and great societies only arise from men's self-interested desires"
 
Topic:  Economics Study of the means that human beings use to satisfy their individually desired ends
Upd   Articles Frédéric Bastiat: Two Hundred Years On
Extensive survey of Bastiat's life and writings
Upd     The Fable of the Bees Tells the Story of Society
Discusses the "moral" of Mandeville's work The Fable of the Bees, that "prosperous, wealthy and great societies only arise from men's self-interested desires"
 
Topic:  Ethics Branch of philosophy that studies the values that guide human conduct
Upd   Articles Frédéric Bastiat: Two Hundred Years On
Extensive survey of Bastiat's life and writings
 
Topic:  Ferguson, Adam 18th century Scottish philosopher and historian
Upd   Reference Ferguson, Adam (1723-1816)
Biographical essay
 
Topic:  Free Trade Exchange of goods and services without barriers
Upd   Articles Frédéric Bastiat: Two Hundred Years On
Extensive survey of Bastiat's life and writings
 
Topic:  Hayek, Friedrich 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Sciences
Upd   Articles Dialectics and Liberty
Written ten years after publication of the first two of Sciabarra's "Dialectic and Liberty" trilogy, discusses Hayek's and Rand's dialectical analysis approaches and suggests that such context-keeping analysis is important in radical libertarian theory
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles Dialectics and Liberty
Written ten years after publication of the first two of Sciabarra's "Dialectic and Liberty" trilogy, discusses Hayek's and Rand's dialectical analysis approaches and suggests that such context-keeping analysis is important in radical libertarian theory
 
Topic:  Licensing, Occupational Laws and regulations that limit entry into or continued exercise of a particular occupation
Upd   Articles Frédéric Bastiat: Two Hundred Years On
Extensive survey of Bastiat's life and writings
 
Topic:  Mandeville, Bernard 18th century Dutch philosopher, physician and satirist
Upd   Articles The Fable of the Bees Tells the Story of Society
Discusses the "moral" of Mandeville's work The Fable of the Bees, that "prosperous, wealthy and great societies only arise from men's self-interested desires"
 
Topic:  Oppenheimer, Franz German sociologist and economist, author of The State
Upd   Articles Frédéric Bastiat: Two Hundred Years On
Extensive survey of Bastiat's life and writings
 
Topic:  Personal Responsibility Accepting the consequences of one's actions
Upd   Articles Dialectics and Liberty
Written ten years after publication of the first two of Sciabarra's "Dialectic and Liberty" trilogy, discusses Hayek's and Rand's dialectical analysis approaches and suggests that such context-keeping analysis is important in radical libertarian theory
 
Topic:  Property Rights Rights of an owner to use and dispose of assets
Upd   Articles Frédéric Bastiat: Two Hundred Years On
Extensive survey of Bastiat's life and writings
 
Topic:  Rand, Ayn Objectivist philosopher, novelist
Upd   Articles Dialectics and Liberty
Written ten years after publication of the first two of Sciabarra's "Dialectic and Liberty" trilogy, discusses Hayek's and Rand's dialectical analysis approaches and suggests that such context-keeping analysis is important in radical libertarian theory
 
Topic:  Road to Serfdom, The Book authored by Friedrich Hayek where he warned about the dangers of government central planning and criticized fascism and socialism
Upd   Articles Dialectics and Liberty
Written ten years after publication of the first two of Sciabarra's "Dialectic and Liberty" trilogy, discusses Hayek's and Rand's dialectical analysis approaches and suggests that such context-keeping analysis is important in radical libertarian theory
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Economist of the Austrian School, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Articles Frédéric Bastiat: Two Hundred Years On
Extensive survey of Bastiat's life and writings
 
Topic:  Sciabarra, Chris Matthew Politics scholar at New York University, editor of The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies
Upd   Writings Dialectics and Liberty
Written ten years after publication of the first two of Sciabarra's "Dialectic and Liberty" trilogy, discusses Hayek's and Rand's dialectical analysis approaches and suggests that such context-keeping analysis is important in radical libertarian theory
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles Dialectics and Liberty
Written ten years after publication of the first two of Sciabarra's "Dialectic and Liberty" trilogy, discusses Hayek's and Rand's dialectical analysis approaches and suggests that such context-keeping analysis is important in radical libertarian theory
Upd     Frédéric Bastiat: Two Hundred Years On
Extensive survey of Bastiat's life and writings
 
Topic:  Society Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
Upd   Articles Dialectics and Liberty
Written ten years after publication of the first two of Sciabarra's "Dialectic and Liberty" trilogy, discusses Hayek's and Rand's dialectical analysis approaches and suggests that such context-keeping analysis is important in radical libertarian theory
Upd     Frédéric Bastiat: Two Hundred Years On
Extensive survey of Bastiat's life and writings
Upd     The Fable of the Bees Tells the Story of Society
Discusses the "moral" of Mandeville's work The Fable of the Bees, that "prosperous, wealthy and great societies only arise from men's self-interested desires"
Upd     Ferguson, Adam (1723-1816)
Biographical essay
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles Dialectics and Liberty
Written ten years after publication of the first two of Sciabarra's "Dialectic and Liberty" trilogy, discusses Hayek's and Rand's dialectical analysis approaches and suggests that such context-keeping analysis is important in radical libertarian theory
Upd     Frédéric Bastiat: Two Hundred Years On
Extensive survey of Bastiat's life and writings
 
Topic:  Stromberg, Joseph R. Historian, research fellow at The Independent Institute
Upd   Writings Frédéric Bastiat: Two Hundred Years On
Extensive survey of Bastiat's life and writings